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disomy

Pronunciation: di'so-me

Definition:

  1. The state of an individual or cell having two members of a pair of homologous chromosomes; the normal state in humans, in contrast to monosomy and trisomy.
  2. An abnormal chromosome represented twice in a single cell.

[G. dis, two, + soma, body]

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