Karyotype meaning

kăr'ē-ə-tīp'
A photomicrograph of chromosomes arranged according to a standard classification.
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Karyotype is defined as the general appearance of chromosomes.

An example of karyotype is the size, number and shape of chromosomes in a person's body.

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The characterization of the chromosomal complement of an individual or a species, including number, form, and size of the chromosomes.
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To classify and array (the chromosome complement of an organism or a species) according to the arrangement, number, size, shape, or other characteristics of the chromosomes.
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The general appearance, including size, number, and shape, of the set of somatic chromosomes.
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To analyze and determine (a karyotype)
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The characterization of the chromosomal complement of an individual or a species, including number, form, and size of the chromosomes.
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To classify and array the chromosome complement of an organism or a species according to the arrangement, number, size, shape, or other characteristics of the chromosomes.
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An organized visual profile of the chromosomes in the nucleus of a body cell of an organism. Karyotypes are prepared using cells in the metaphase stage of cell division, when chromosomal strands have coiled together and duplicated, rendering them easily visible under a microscope after staining. Photomicrographs of the stained chromosomes are then arranged in a standard format according to size, the relative position of the centromere, and other criteria. The normal human karyotype consists of 46 chromosomes.
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To prepare the karyotype of an organism.
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(genetics) The observed characteristics (number, type, shape etc) of the chromosomes of an individual or species.
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(genetics) A record of such characteristics, usually photographic.
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To investigate or record such characteristics.
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A photomicrograph of chromosomes arranged according to a standard classification.
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Origin of karyotype

From Russian кариотип (kariotip), corresponding to karyo- + -type.