euchromatin(redirected from euchromatic)
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Related to euchromatic: heterochromatic
Chromosomal material that is genetically active and stains lightly with basic dyes.
eu′chro·mat′ic (yo͞o′krō-măt′ĭk) adj.
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(Genetics) the part of a chromosome that constitutes the major genes and does not stain strongly with basic dyes when the cell is not dividing. Compare heterochromatin
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eu•chro•ma•tin(yuˈkroʊ mə tɪn)
the part of a chromosome that condenses maximally during metaphase and contains most of the genetically active material.
eu`chro•mat′ic (-krəˈmæt ɪk) adj.
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