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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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