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Homologous chromosomes

plural noun
two chromosomes, one of paternal origin, the other of maternal origin, that are identical in appearance and pair during meiosis
homologous chromosomes [(huh-mol-uh-guhs)]

A pair of matching chromosomes in an organism, with one being inherited from each parent.


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