Autosome: A chromosome that is not a sex chromosome. In other words, any one of the chromosomes save the sex chromosomes.
People normally have 22 pairs of autosomes in every cell (together with two sex chromosomes -- an X and a Y in the male and two Xs in the female -- for a total of 46 chromosomes).
The term "autosome" was coined by Montgomery in 1906.
Library > Literature & Language > Dictionary ( Ã´ ' tÉ™-sÅm ' ) n. A chromosome that is not a sex chromosome. autosomal au ' toÂ·so ' mal ( -sÅ ' mÉ™l ) adj ...
Definition and other additional information on Autosome from Biology-Online.org dictionary.
noun Genetics . any chromosome other than a sex chromosome. Also called euchromosome. Origin: 1905â€“10; auto- 1 + -some 3 Related forms auÂ·toÂ·soÂ·mal, adjective au ...
autosome /auÂ·toÂ·some/ (-sÅm) any nonâ€“sex-determining chromosome; in humans there are 22 pairs of autosomes.autosoÂ´mal. auÂ·toÂ·some (Ã´ t-s m)
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