chromosomal trait n.
A trait dependent on a chromosomal aberration.
- Chromosomal syndrome
chromosomal syndrome n. Any of a number of syndromes attributable to a chromosomal aberration and typically associated with mental retardation and multiple congenital anomalies.
- Chromosome aberration
chromosome aberration n. A deviation in the normal number of chromosomes or in their morphology.
[kroh-muh-sohm] /ˈkroʊ məˌsoʊm/ noun, Genetics. 1. any of several threadlike bodies, consisting of chromatin, that carry the genes in a linear order: the human species has 23 pairs, designated 1 to 22 in order of decreasing size and X and Y for the female and male sex chromosomes respectively. /ˈkrəʊməˌsəʊm/ noun 1. any of the […]
- Chromosome band
noun 1. any of the transverse bands that appear on a chromosome after staining. The banding pattern is unique to each type of chromosome, allowing characterization chromosome band n. An area across the width of a chromosome that stains darkly or in a contrasting manner.