a condensed, inactivated X chromosome present in most female mammals in the nuclei of all cells except the germ cells: used, as in sports competitions, to verify that an individual is genetically female.
Barr body (bär)
The condensed, inactive, single X-chromosome found in the nuclei of somatic cells of most female mammals and whose presence is the basis of sex determination tests that are performed, for example, on athletes. Also called sex chromatin.
noun (Austral, informal) a barramundi noun an island in NW Scotland, in the Outer Hebrides: fishing, crofting, tourism. Pop: 1078 (2001) Contemporary Examples Milena Baroni says she met him once, in the Rio suburb of barra da Tijuca, where Bruno lives. Brazil’s Soccer Star a Murderer? Dom Phillips July 4, 2010 To get you up […]
- Barra de sao francisco
a city in SE Brazil, on the São Francisco River.
- Barra mansa
a city in Rio de Janeiro state, SE Brazil.
- Barrack-room lawyer
noun a person who freely offers opinions, esp in legal matters, that he or she is unqualified to give Historical Examples At Aldershot one of his most popular pieces as an entertainer is that in which he impersonates the barrack-room lawyer. The Story of Baden-Powell Harold Begbie