chromosomal mosaic

chromosomal mosaic

[¦krō·mə‚sō·məl mō′zā·ik]
(cell and molecular biology)
An individual showing at least two cell lines with different karyotypes.
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It was a chromosomal mosaic with 2n = 103 to 151 chromosomes.
a growing knowledge that a significant percentage of embryos are chromosomal mosaics at this stage--a phenomenon that likely results in nontransfer of embryos that have the potential for developing karyotypically normally.