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chro·mo·some

chromosome

 
pronunciation:
kro m som
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part of speech: noun
definition: a part found in the cells of all plants and animals. Chromosomes contain genes which pass on physical characteristics from parent to offspring.
derivations: chromosomal (adj.), chromosomally (adv.)
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The word chromosome contains the following parts:
chrom, chromo, chromato, -chrome Greek root that means color, pigment; the element chromium or the substance chromatin
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som, somat Greek root that means body
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