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Pronunciation: kro'mo-ne'ma, -ma-ta

Definition: The coiled filament in which the genes are located, which extends the entire length of a chromosome and exhibits an intensely positive Feulgen test result for DNA.

Synonym(s): chromatic fiber

[chromo- + G. nema, thread]

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