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  • a complex of DNA, RNA and proteins within the cell nucleus out of which chromosomes condense during cell division
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Chro"ma*tin (?), n. [Gr. &?;, &?;, color.] (Biol.) Tissue which is capable of being stained by dyes.

Chro"ma*tin (?), n. (Biol.) The deeply staining substance of the nucleus and chromosomes of cells, now supposed to be the physical basis of inheritance, and generally regarded as the same substance as the hypothetical idioplasm or germ plasm.

Chro"ma*tin (?), n. (Biol.) The deeply staining substance of the nucleus and chromosomes of cells, now supposed to be the physical basis of inheritance, and generally regarded as the same substance as the hypothetical idioplasm or germ plasm.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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