autosome

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au·to·some

 (ô′tə-sōm′)
n.
A chromosome that is not a sex chromosome.

au′to·so′mal (-sō′məl) adj.
au′to·so′mal·ly adv.

autosome

(ˈɔːtəˌsəʊm)
n
(Genetics) any chromosome that is not a sex chromosome
ˌautoˈsomal adj

au•to•some

(ˈɔ təˌsoʊm)

n.
any chromosome other than a sex chromosome.
[1905–10]
au`to•so′mal, adj.
au`to•so′mal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.autosome - any chromosome that is not a sex chromosomeautosome - any chromosome that is not a sex chromosome; appear in pairs in body cells but as single chromosomes in spermatozoa
chromosome - a threadlike strand of DNA in the cell nucleus that carries the genes in a linear order; "humans have 22 chromosome pairs plus two sex chromosomes"
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