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Christchurch chromosome

 

Definition: an obsolete term describing an abnormal small acrocentric chromosome (no. 21 or 22) with complete or almost complete deletion of the short arm; found in cultured leukocytes in some cases of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, also in some unaffected relatives of patients.

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