Definition of chromatin in English:

chromatin

Syllabification: chro·ma·tin
Pronunciation: /ˈkrōmətən
 
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noun

Biology
  • The material of which the chromosomes of organisms other than bacteria (i.e., eukaryotes) are composed. It consists of protein, RNA, and DNA.
    More example sentences
    • The structure of chromatin is intimately linked to the function of the eukaryotic genome.
    • Under normal conditions equal amounts of the four core histones are incorporated into chromatin.
    • The de novo assembly of silent chromatin requires passage through the S phase of the cell cycle.

Origin

late 19th century: coined in German from Greek khrōma, khrōmat- 'color'.

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