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Meaning of CHROMATIN

Pronunciation:  'krowmutin

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the readily stainable substance of a cell nucleus consisting of DNA and RNA and various proteins

CHROMATIN is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: body substance, cell nucleus, karyon, nucleus, sex chromatin



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Chro"ma*tin\, n. [Gr. ?, ?, color.] (Biol.)
    Tissue which is capable of being stained by dyes.
  2. \Chro"ma*tin\, n. (Biol.)
    The deeply staining substance of the nucleus and chromosomes
    of cells, now supposed to be the physical basis of
    inheritance, and generally regarded as the same substance as
    the hypothetical idioplasm or germ plasm.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The tangled fibrous complex of DNA and protein within a eukaryotic nucleus. Compare: chromosome.