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[kroh-muh-tid] /ˈkroʊ mə tɪd/

noun, Genetics.
one of two identical chromosomal strands into which a chromosome splits longitudinally preparatory to cell division.
either of the two strands into which a chromosome divides during mitosis. They separate to form daughter chromosomes at anaphase

chromatid chro·ma·tid (krō’mə-tĭd)
Either of the two daughter strands of a duplicated chromosome that are joined by a single centromere and separate during cell division to become individual chromosomes.
Either of the two strands formed when a chromosome duplicates itself as part of the early stages of cell division. The chromatids are joined together by a single centromere and later separate to become individual chromosomes. See more at meiosis, mitosis.


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