heterochromosome


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het·er·o·chro·mo·some

 (hĕt′ə-rō-krō′mə-sōm′)
n.
A sex chromosome.
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heterochromosome

(ˌhɛtərəʊˈkrəʊməˌsəʊm)
n
1. (Biology) an atypical chromosome, esp a sex chromosome
2. (Biology) a chromosome composed mainly of heterochromatin
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A study of the germ cells of certain Diptera, with reference to the heterochromosomes and the phenomena of synapsis.
The heterochromosomes and satellite chromosomes were not observed in all chromosomes in the complement.
2: a comparative study of the heterochromosomes in certain species of Coleoptera, Hemiptera, and Lepidoptera, with especial reference to sex determination.