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Meaning of AUTOSOME

Pronunciation:  'otu`sowm

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  any chromosome that is not a sex chromosome; appear in pairs in body cells but as single chromosomes in spermatozoa
 

AUTOSOME is a 8 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: somatic chromosome
 
 See Also: chromosome

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A chromosome not involved in sex determination. The diploid human genome consists of 46 chromosomes, 22 pairs of autosomes, and 1 pair of sex chromosomes (the X and Y chromosomes).
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: 
  1. A chromosome that is not involved in sex determination.
  2. A chromosome not involved in sex determination. The diploid human genome consists of a total of 46 chromosomes: 22 pairs of autosomes, and 1 pair of sex chromosomes (the X and Y chromosomes).
  3. a chromosome.
 

 

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