chromatin granule


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Noun1.chromatin granule - the readily stainable substance of a cell nucleus consisting of DNA and RNA and various proteinschromatin granule - the readily stainable substance of a cell nucleus consisting of DNA and RNA and various proteins; during mitotic division it condenses into chromosomes
body substance - the substance of the body
cell nucleus, karyon, nucleus - a part of the cell containing DNA and RNA and responsible for growth and reproduction
sex chromatin - chromatin found only in female cells; "the presence or absence of sex chromatin in cells obtained by amniocentesis makes it possible to determine the sex of a fetus"
chromosome - a threadlike strand of DNA in the cell nucleus that carries the genes in a linear order; "humans have 22 chromosome pairs plus two sex chromosomes"
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The cell nuclei are oval and contain large chromatin granules.
An oval nucleus is located in the basal part of the cell and contains one or two large nucleoli and small chromatin granules.