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Topic: MICROBES, GENETICS, BIOCHEM

Date: 1800-1900
Language: Greek
Origin: chroma ( CHROMATIC) + soma 'body'; because chromosomes easily take up coloring substances

chromosome

noun
     
chro‧mo‧some [countable]
HB a part of every living cell that is shaped like a thread and contains the genes that control the size, shape etc that a plant or animal has
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