heterochromatin

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het·er·o·chro·ma·tin

 (hĕt′ə-rō-krō′mə-tĭn)
n.
Tightly coiled chromosomal material that stains deeply during interphase and is believed to be genetically inactive.

heterochromatin

(ˌhɛtərəʊˈkrəʊmətɪn)
n
(Biology) the condensed part of a chromosome that stains strongly with basic dyes in nondividing cells and has little genetic activity. Compare euchromatin

het•er•o•chro•ma•tin

(ˌhɛt ər əˈkroʊ mə tɪn)

n.
the dense, highly stainable part of a chromosome.
[1930–35]