Definition of monosomy in English:

monosomy

Line breaks: mono|somy
Pronunciation: /ˌmɒnə(ʊ)ˈsəʊmi
 
/

noun

[mass noun] Biology
The condition of having a diploid chromosome complement in which one chromosome lacks its homologous partner.
More example sentences
  • The predominant anomalies in reproductive specimens include trisomy of the autosomes and monosomy of the X chromosome.
  • Both monosomy and trisomy of specific chromosomes are associated with developmental defects and cancer risk.
  • One plant lacked all six chromosome 12 markers, which indicates possible monosomy, and the other lacked just a terminal marker from the end of chromosome 10.

Derivatives

monosomic

adjective
More example sentences
  • A new marker on LG D04, the homeolog of chromosome 10, showed the G. barbadense allele in a cytogenetic stock monosomic for chromosome 20.
  • The selected nuclei are monosomic for the chromosome that carries the darA mutation; or they are disomic, and mitotic recombination has rendered the mutation homozygous.
  • Each type of monosomic and monotelodisomic aneuploid exhibits a characteristic chromosome-specific phenotypic syndrome.

Definition of monosomy in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day retroflex
Pronunciation: ˈrɛtrə(ʊ)flɛks
adjective
turned backwards