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AD 970 X 250

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Etymology:

Named by Hermann Henking in 1890 from x (signifying the unknown) due to some baffling properties he had observed. The brief resemblance in the appearance of the X chromosome to the letter "X" during cell division is entirely coincidental.


Noun:

X chromosome (plural X chromosomes) (genetics) A mammalian sex chromosome. Cells of females have a pair of X chromosomes while cells of males have an X and a Y.


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X chromosome

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AD 728 X 90

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AD 160 X 600


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