chromonema


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Related to chromonema: chromomere

chro·mo·ne·ma

 (krō′mə-nē′mə)
n. pl. chro·mo·ne·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
The spirally coiled central filament of a chromatid along which the chromomeres are aligned.

[chromo(some) + Greek nēma, thread; see (s)nē- in Indo-European roots.]

chro′mo·ne·mat′ic (-nə-măt′ĭk), chro′mo·ne′mic (-nē′mĭk) adj.

chromonema

(ˌkrəʊməˈniːmə)
n, pl -mata (-mətə)
1. (Biology) the coiled mass of threads visible within a nucleus at the start of cell division
2. (Biology) a coiled chromatin thread within a single chromosome
[C20: from chromo- + Greek nēma thread, yarn]
ˌchromoˈnemal, chromonematic, ˌchromoˈnemic adj

chro•mo•ne•ma

(ˌkroʊ məˈni mə)

n., pl. -ma•ta (-mə tə)
a chromosome thread that is relatively uncoiled at early prophase but assumes a spiral form at metaphase.
[1920–25; chromo- + Greek nêma thread]
chro`mo•ne•mat′ic (-nəˈmæt ɪk, -ni-) adj.
Translations
cromonema