Definition of karyotype in English:

karyotype

Line breaks: karyo|type
Pronunciation: /ˈkarɪə(ʊ)tʌɪp
 
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noun

Biology & Medicine
  • The number and visual appearance of the chromosomes in the cell nuclei of an organism or species.
    More 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: /-əˈtɪpɪk/
adjective
More 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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