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English noun: chromosome

1. chromosome (body) a threadlike strand of DNA in the cell nucleus that carries the genes in a linear order

SamplesHumans have 22 chromosome pairs plus two sex chromosomes.

Broader (hypernym)body

Narrower (hyponym)acentric chromosome, acrocentric chromosome, autosome, metacentric chromosome, sex chromosome, somatic chromosome, telocentric chromosome

Part holonymcentromere, chromatid, chromatin, chromatin granule, cistron, factor, gene, kinetochore, nucleolar organiser, nucleolar organizer, nucleolus organiser, nucleolus organizer, telomere

Part meronymcell nucleus, karyon, nucleus

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