polytene
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1935 relating to, being, or having chromosomes each of which consists of many strands with the corresponding chromomeres in contact • polyteny noun

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  • polytène — ● polytène adjectif Se dit de chromosomes représentant un faisceau de chromatides dont le nombre peut atteindre un ou deux milliers et qui résulte d une succession de duplications de chromatides sans qu il y ait division cellulaire concomitante.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Polytène — Chromosome polytène Chromosome polytène grossi 5000 fois …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Polyténe — Chromosome polytène Chromosome polytène grossi 5000 fois …   Wikipédia en Français

  • polytene — pol·y·tene (pŏlʹē tēn ) adj. Relating to or having large multistranded chromosomes whose corresponding chromomeres are in contact.   [poly + Latin taenia, band (from Greek tainiā, ribbon. See ten .]   pol y·teʹnic adj. polʹy·te ny …   Universalium

  • polytene — 1. adjective Having very large chromosomes with many strands 2. noun A very large chromosome with many strands; a chromosome exhibiting polyteny See Also: polytenic, polyteny …   Wiktionary

  • polytene — Consisting of many filaments of chromatin as the result of repeated division of chromonema without separation of filaments. * * * poly·tene päl i .tēn adj relating to, being, or having chromosomes each of which consists of many strands with the… …   Medical dictionary

  • polytene — [ pɒlɪti:n] adjective Genetics relating to or denoting a giant chromosome composed of many parallel copies of the genetic material. Origin 1930s: from poly + Gk tainia band …   English new terms dictionary

  • polytene — poly·tene …   English syllables

  • polytene — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Polytene chromosome — Polytene chromosomes in a Chironomus salivary gland cell …   Wikipedia

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