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autosome Syllabification: au·to·some
Pronunciation: /ˈôdəˌsōm/

Definition of autosome in English:


Any chromosome that is not a sex chromosome.
Example sentences
  • The chromosomal complement of each cell is divided into the autosomes and the sex chromosomes.
  • The sex chromosomes and autosomes spend different times in the germ line of the two sexes.
  • The results are attributed to introgression with a higher rate for autosomes than for sex chromosomes.



Pronunciation: /ˌôtōˈsōməl/
Example sentences
  • After germline transformation, two autosomal transgenic lines were recovered.
  • Tumor suppressor genes are located on autosomal chromosomes.
  • For autosomal transgenes, both males and females were used for classification.

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