heterochromatin


noun Genetics.

  1. the dense, highly stainable part of a chromosome.

noun

  1. the condensed part of a chromosome that stains strongly with basic dyes in nondividing cells and has little genetic activityCompare euchromatin

n.

  1. The part of the chromonema that remains tightly coiled and condensed during interphase and thus stains readily.

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