Definition of


  1. (noun, body) the readily stainable substance of a cell nucleus consisting of DNA and RNA and various proteins; during mitotic division it condenses into chromosomes

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Synonyms of Chromatin

chromatin granule

Alternate forms of Chromatin

Derivations: chromatinic

Hyponyms: sex chromatin

Hypernyms: body substance

Origin of the word Chromatin

  1. 1882, from Ger. (1880), from Gk. khromat-, alt. comb. form of khroma "color" (see chromatic) + chemical suffix -in. more

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Words that sound like Chromatin

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