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Meaning of KARYOTYPE

Pronunciation:  'kareeu`tIp

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the appearance of the chromosomal makeup of a somatic cell in an individual or species (including the number and arrangement and size and structure of the chromosomes)
 

KARYOTYPE is a 9 letter word that starts with K.

 

 See Also: composition, constitution, makeup

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A karyotype is a photomicrograph of an individual's chromosomes arranged in a standard format showing the number, size, and shape of each chromosome type. Each chromosome is characterized by the length of its arms and the location of its centromere, which appears as an indentation or a lightly stained region. Staining methods may result in banding on the chromosomal arms (chromatids); chromosomes can then be identified according to their banding pattern. Karyotypes are used in low-resolution physical mapping to correlate chromosomal abnormalities with the characteristics of specific diseases.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: 
  1. All of the chromosomes in a cell or an individual organism, visible through a microsope during cell division.
  2. A photomicrograph of an individual's chromosomes arranged in a standard format showing the number, size, and shape of each chromosome type; used in low-resolution physical mapping to correlate gross chromosomal abnormalities with the characteristics of specific diseases.
  3. the standardized classification and arrangement of photographed chromosomes.
 

 

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