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Pronunciation: het'er-o-pik-no'sis

Definition: Any state of variable density or condensation, usually in different chromosomes or between different regions of the same chromosome; a region may be attenuated (negative h) or accentuated (positive h).

[hetero- + G. pyknos, dense]

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