Autosome definition

ôtə-sōm
A chromosome that is not a sex chromosome.
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Any chromosome that is not a sex chromosome; specif., either of a pair of like chromosomes in a diploid cell.
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A chromosome that is not a sex chromosome.
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(genetics) Any chromosome other than sex chromosomes.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
autosome
Plural:
autosomes

Origin of autosome

  • From auto- + Ancient Greek σῶμα (sōma).

    From Wiktionary