Meaning of “chromosome” in the English Dictionary

"chromosome" in British English

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chromosomenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkrəʊ.mə.səʊm/ us /ˈkroʊ.mə.soʊm/

(Definition of “chromosome” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"chromosome" in American English

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chromosomenoun [ C ]

us /ˈkroʊ·məˌsoʊm/

biology any of the structures shaped like rods that are found in living cells and contain the genes (= chemical patterns) which control what an animal or plant is like

(Definition of “chromosome” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)