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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Chromosome \Chro"mo*some'\, noun [Gr. ? color + ? the body.] (Biol.) One of the minute bodies into which the chromatin of the nucleus is resolved during mitotic cell division; the {idant} of Weismann.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

chromosome

noun

1: 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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