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Medical Term:

autosome

Pronunciation: aw′tō-sōm

Definition: Any chromosome other than a sex chromosome; autosomes normally occur in pairs in somatic cells and singly in gametes.

Synonym(s): euchromosome

[auto- + G. sōma, body]

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