Definitions of chromosome

  1. a threadlike body in the cell nucleus that carries the genes in a linear order Scrapingweb Dictionary DB

Usage examples for chromosome

  1. This association can be only tentative until the mating calls, tadpoles, and chromosome numbers of the South American species are known. – Middle American Frogs of the Hyla microcephala Group by William E. Duellman M. J. Fouquette
  2. The straight ones are called the X chromosomes, the bent one the Y chromosome – Hormones and Heredity by J. T. Cunningham