[kroh-muh-plaz-uh m] /ˈkroʊ məˌplæz əm/
noun, Cell Biology.
[kroh-muh-plast] /ˈkroʊ məˌplæst/ noun, Botany. 1. a plastid containing coloring matter other than chlorophyll. /ˈkrəʊməˌplæst/ noun 1. a coloured plastid in a plant cell, esp one containing carotenoids chromoplast (krō’mə-plāst’) A plastid in plant cells that synthesizes and contains pigments other than chlorophyll, usually yellow or orange carotenoids. See Note at photosynthesis.
[kroh-muh-proh-teen, -tee-in] /ˌkroʊ məˈproʊ tin, -ti ɪn/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. a , as hemoglobin or rhodopsin, containing a pigmented nonprotein group, such as heme, riboflavin, or retinal. /ˌkrəʊməʊˈprəʊtiːn/ noun 1. any of a group of conjugated proteins, such as haemoglobin, in which the protein is joined to a coloured compound, such as a metal-containing porphyrin
noun, Genetics. 1. any irregularity or abnormality of chromosome distribution, number, structure, or arrangement.
- Chromosomal instability syndrome
chromosomal instability syndrome n. Any of a group of Mendelian inheritance conditions associated with chromosomal instability and breakage in vitro and often leading to an increased tendency to develop certain types of malignancies. Also called chromosomal breakage syndrome.