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One of the serially aligned beadlike granules of concentrated chromatin that constitutes a chromosome during the early phases of cell division.
chro′mo·mer′ic (-mĕr′ĭk, -mîr′-) adj.
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(Biology) cytology any of the dense areas of chromatin along the length of a chromosome during the early stages of cell division
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one of the beadlike granules arranged in a linear series in a chromonema.
chro`mo•mer′ic (-ˈmɛr ɪk, -ˈmɪər-) adj.
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