Definition of spireme in English:

spireme

Syllabification: spi·reme

Entry from US English dictionary

(also spirem)

noun

Biochemistry , • dated
  • The tangled strands of chromosomal material seen in the early stages of cell division, formerly believed to be a single continuous strand (or two in a diploid cell, etc.).

Origin

from German spirem, from Greek 'coil', 'convolution'.

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