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1. The characterization of the chromosomal complement of an individual or a species, including number, form, and size of the chromosomes.
2. A photomicrograph of chromosomes arranged according to a standard classification.
tr.v. kar·y·o·typed, kar·y·o·typ·ing, kar·y·o·types
To classify and array (the chromosome complement of an organism or a species) according to the arrangement, number, size, shape, or other characteristics of the chromosomes.
kar′y·o·typ′ic (-tĭp′ĭk), kar′y·o·typ′i·cal adj.
(Biology) the appearance of the chromosomes in a somatic cell of an individual or species, with reference to their number, size, shape, etc
(Biology) to determine the karyotype of (a cell)
karyotypic, ˌkaryoˈtypical adj
kar•y•o•type(ˈkær i əˌtaɪp)
the chromosomes of a cell, usu. displayed as a systematized arrangement of chromosome pairs in descending order of size.
The number and shape of chromosomes in the nucleus of a cell. Scientists prepare karyotypes by staining cell nuclei, placing them on slides, and then photographing them through a microscope. Images of the chromosomes can then be grouped by size using a computer. Karyotypes are used to study the genetic makeup of an individual.
the aggregate of morphological characteristics of the chromosomes in a cell. — karyotypic, karyotypical, adj.See also: Cells
Past participle: karyotyped
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|Noun||1.||karyotype - the appearance of the chromosomal makeup of a somatic cell in an individual or species (including the number and arrangement and size and structure of the chromosomes)|
n. cariotipo, cromosoma característico de un individuo o de una especie.