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al·lo·some

(al'ō-sōm),
Obsolete term for one of the chromosomes differing in appearance or behavior from the autosomes and sometimes unequally distributed among the germ cells.
[allo- + G. sōma, body]

allosome

/al·lo·some/ (al´o-sōm) a foreign constituent of the cytoplasm which has entered from outside the cell.

allosome

(1) A foreign constituent of the cytoplasm which has entered from outside the cell; this definition is little used in the working medical parlance.
(2) Heterochromosome; heterotypical chromosome; Sex chromosome—i.e., an X or Y chromosome.

al·lo·some

(al'ō-sōm)
One of the chromosomes differing in appearance or behavior from the autosomes and sometimes unequally distributed among the germ cells.
Synonym(s): heterochromosome, heterotypical chromosome.
[allo- + G. sōma, body]