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banding

Pronunciation: ban′ding

Definition:

  1. The process of differential staining of (usually) metaphase chromosomes of cells to reveal the characteristic patterns of bands that permit identification of individual chromosomes and recognition of missing segments; each of the 22 pairs of human chromosomes and the X and Y chromosomes has an identifying banding pattern.
  2. Placement of a constrictive or restrictive ligature about a vessel or viscus.

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