Definition of autosome in English:

autosome

Syllabification: au·to·some
Pronunciation: /ˈôtəˌsōm
 
/

noun

Biology
  • Any chromosome that is not a sex chromosome.
    More example sentences
    • The chromosomal complement of each cell is divided into the autosomes and the sex chromosomes.
    • The sex chromosomes and autosomes spend different times in the germ line of the two sexes.
    • The results are attributed to introgression with a higher rate for autosomes than for sex chromosomes.

Derivatives

autosomal

Pronunciation: /ˌôtōˈsōməl/
adjective
More example sentences
  • After germline transformation, two autosomal transgenic lines were recovered.
  • Tumor suppressor genes are located on autosomal chromosomes.
  • For autosomal transgenes, both males and females were used for classification.

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