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1. A linear strand of DNA and associated proteins in the nucleus of eukaryotic cells that carries the genes and functions in the transmission of hereditary information.
2. A circular strand of DNA in bacteria and archaea that contains the hereditary information necessary for cell life.

chro′mo·so′mal (-sō′məl), chro′mo·so′mic (-sō′mĭk) adj.
chro′mo·so′mal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.chromosomal - of or relating to a chromosome; "chromosomal defect"
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[ˌkrəʊməˈsəʊməl] ADJcromosomático, cromosómico
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a. cromosómico-a, rel. al cromosoma;
___ aberrationsaberraciones ___ -s.
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adj cromosómico
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She has internal testes because of chromosomal abnormality.
Out of these abnormalities, Down's syndrome (46.6%) was the highest chromosomal abnormality followed by ambiguous genitalia (24.5%) and Turner syndrome (2.1%).
Quadruple test is very useful in detecting chromosomal abnormality. In the second half of 20th century the screening for Down syndrome was started, which played a vital role in categorizing the women as a high risk for carrying fetus affected with Down syndrome.
The most common chromosomal abnormality associated with an omphalocele is trisomy 18 (50.1%) [7], trisomy 13 (28.8%) [8], and trisomy 21 (8.3%) [1, 9].
Since cardiac or chromosomal abnormality is a predominant complication and may be the main determinant of the prognosis, physicians may focus their attention on them, being less suspicious of other organ abnormalities.
Of these, almost 50% have a chromosomal abnormality, and almost 50% of these abnormalities are chromosomal trisomies, most being single trisomies.
Conclusion: The ideal approach to pregnancies with a detected chromosomal abnormality should be tailored according to the individual choice of the couples regarding whether they decide for or against a child with a known chromosomal abnormality.
(18) Of all high-risk women in this study, 2%, or 1 in 50, had a chromosomal abnormality detectable by amniocentesis but not with cfDNA.
The first one happens between weeks 11 and 14 of pregnancy, together with a blood test that determines whether or not the baby has a high risk of having a chromosomal abnormality. Further to this, a safe, non-invasive blood test that examines foetal DNA in the maternal bloodstream may also be offered in order to detect certain genetic conditions in the developing baby.
The most common chromosomal abnormality identified was Down's syndrome (77.77%).