Heterochromatin definition

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Tightly coiled chromosomal material that stains deeply during interphase and is believed to be genetically inactive.
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(biol.) The portion of the chromatin that stains densely and contains few or no genes.
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Tightly coiled chromosomal material that stains deeply during interphase and is believed to be genetically inactive.
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