chromosome diminution

chromosome diminution

[¦krō·mə‚sōm ‚dim·ə′nyü·shən]
(embryology)
During embryogenesis, the elimination of certain chromosomes from cells that form somatic tissues. Also known as chromosome elimination.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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