A knobbed chromosome.
- in an extreme or more emphatic way
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Origin of knob
- Middle English knobbe from Middle Low German knot in wood
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English knobbe, from Middle Low German knobbe, knoppe (“a knot in wood”), from Proto-Germanic *knuppô (“lump, clod”), from Proto-Indo-European *gneub-, *gneup- (“to press, crush”). Cognate with Dutch knop (“button, knob”), German Knopf (“button, knob”), Swedish knopp (“knob”), Old English cnoppa (“knob”). See also knop.