Skip to Content
Medical Term:

euchromatin

Pronunciation: yu-kro'ma-tin

Definition: The parts of chromosomes that during interphase are uncoiled dispersed threads, and not stained by ordinary dyes; metabolically active, in contrast to the inert heterochromatin.

© Copyright 2016 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.
Hide