chromatin diminution

chromatin diminution

[¦krō·mə·ten ‚dim·yə′nü·shən]
(genetics)
Elimination during development of one or more deoxyribonucleic acid sequences from the genome of somatic cells.
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"We later found out this phenomenon was probably caused by the chromatin diminution,"he added.