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Definition of "chromatid" [chromatid]

  • Either of the two daughter strands of a replicated chromosome that are joined by a single centromere and separate during cell division to become individual chromosomes. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chromatid" in a sentence
  • "Some cellular mutations occuring in transformed cells may even be virus-induced, because in the early stages of transformation by papova viruses cells of primary cultures have frequent chromatid breaks (39)."
  • "The terminalizing chromatid strands cannot pass through the nucleolus."
  • "Therefore, these stocks were used to test if a presumed silent Dt element could be activated by the chromatid type of breakage-fusion-bridge cycle."
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