lampbrush chromosome


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to lampbrush chromosome: Polytene chromosome

lamp·brush chromosome

 (lămp′brŭsh′)
n.
A large chromosome found especially in the immature eggs of amphibians, consisting of two long strands that form many brushlike loops along the main axis of the chromosome.

lampbrush chromosome

(ˈlæmpˌbrʌʃ)
n
a chromosome with looped projections resembling a brush
References in periodicals archive ?