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Definition: 'Isochromosome'

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isochromosome

Type: Term

Pronunciation: ī′sō-krō′mō-sōm

Definitions:
1. A chromosomal aberration that arises as a result of transverse rather than longitudinal division of the centromere during meiosis; two daughter chromosomes are formed, each lacking one chromosome arm but with the other doubled.

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