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Medical Term:

lampbrush chromosome


  1. a large chromosome found in oocytes of certain animals characterized by many fine lateral projections giving the appearance of a test tube brush or lampbrush.
  2. multiply looped chromosomal area of the chromatin of some species.

Synonym(s): giant chromosome2

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