constitutive heterochromatin


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constitutive heterochromatin

[′kän·stə‚tüd·iv ¦hed·ə·rō′krō·məd·ən]
(genetics)
A type of heterochromatin that is always condensed and is often centered on either side of the centromere, and that stains to give a C band.
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