Definition of karyotype in English:

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karyotype

Pronunciation: /ˈkerēōˌtīp/

noun

Biology & Medicine
The number and visual appearance of the chromosomes in the cell nuclei of an organism or species.
Example sentences
  • This method seems to be applicable, but it is very time consuming and will be subject to difficulties in species with karyotypes that include chromosomes of very different size.
  • The distribution of acrocentric chromosomes among the karyotypes of species in each branch is shown.
  • After therapy or with disease progression, karyotypes often vary from karyotypes at diagnosis.

Derivatives

karyotypic

Pronunciation: /ˌkarēəˈtipik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Typically, altered gene dosage caused by karyotypic abnormalities results in embryonic lethality or birth defects.
  • Macropodine marsupials (kangaroos and wallabies) offer unique insights into current theories expositing centromere emergence during karyotypic diversification and speciation.
  • In addition, various karyotypic and genetic studies have found limited amounts of change in chromosomes and DNA sequences when different species of acipenseriforms are compared.

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Syllabification: kar·y·o·type

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