Definition of heterochromatic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌhɛt(ə)rəʊkrəˈmatɪk/


1Of several different colours or (in physics) wavelengths.
2 Biochemistry Relating to heterochromatin.
Example sentences
  • In wild-type chromosomes, these proteins are confined to the heterochromatic DNA sequences either by terminator sequences or by proximally directed initiators.
  • This phenomenon is discussed in light of a possible role of heterochromatic proteins in the process of heterochromatin underrepresentation in polytene chromosomes.
  • Recent findings described association processes after 4 - Gy irradiation during the first hour of repair for heterochromatic regions, but not euchromatic regions.
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