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lampbrush chromosome


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.

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  • noun genetics A form of chromosome formed of a series of chromomeres with large chromatin loops extended laterally


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