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[mon-uh-sohm] /ˈmɒn əˌsoʊm/

noun, Genetics.
a chromosome having no homologue, especially an unpaired X chromosome.
a protein-synthetic complex involving the translation of a messenger RNA molecule by a single ribosome.
a individual.
an unpaired chromosome, esp an X-chromosome in an otherwise diploid cell

monosome mon·o·some (mŏn’ə-sōm’)

mon’o·so’mic (-sō’mĭk) adj.
mon’o·so’my n.


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