chromidium


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chro·mid·i·um

, pl.

chro·mid·i·a

(krō-mid'ē-ŭm, -ē-ă),
A basophilic particle or structure in the cell cytoplasm, rich in RNA, often found in specialized cells.
[G. chrōma, color, + -idion, a diminutive termination]

chromidium

pl. chromidia; a granule of extranuclear chromatin in the cytoplasm of a cell.
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