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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kroh-muh-tin]
    • /ˈkroʊ mə tɪn/
    • /krˈəʊmətˌɪn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kroh-muh-tin]
    • /ˈkroʊ mə tɪn/

Definitions of chromatin word

  • noun chromatin the part of the nucleus that consists of DNA and proteins, forms the chromosomes, and stains with basic dyes 3
  • noun chromatin a protoplasmic substance in the nucleus of living cells that readily takes a deep stain: chromatin forms the chromosomes and contains the genes 3
  • noun chromatin the readily stainable substance of a cell nucleus, consisting of DNA, RNA, and various proteins, that forms chromosomes during cell division. 1
  • noun chromatin The material of which the chromosomes of organisms other than bacteria (i.e., eukaryotes) are composed. It consists of protein, RNA, and DNA. 1
  • noun chromatin biology: substance in cell that forms chromosomes 1
  • noun chromatin (biology) A complex of DNA, RNA and proteins within the cell nucleus out of which chromosomes condense during cell division. 0

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Origin of chromatin

First appearance:

before 1880
One of the 23% newest English words
First recorded in 1880-85; chromat- + -in2

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Parts of speech for Chromatin


chromatin popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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