Definition: 'Polytene Chromosome'
polytene chromosomeType: Term
1. a stage of chromosome division that forms the giant chromosome found in the salivary gland of dipterous insects; the great width is the result of repeated divisions of the chromonema without subsequent lengthwise separation of the filaments.
Synonyms: giant chromosome1
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