Denver classification

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Denver classification

the classification of human chromosomes on the basis of size and centromere position; the 23 pairs of chromosomes are classified in seven groups (A to G), in order of decreasing length. Used before it was possible to distinguish among the chromosomes of the groups.
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Den·ver clas·si·fi·ca·tion

a system of nomenclature for human mitotic chromosomes, based on length and position of the centromere.
[Denver, Colorado, where agreed upon]
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city in Colorado.
Denver classification - a classification of chromosomes first discussed at a meeting in Denver, Colorado.
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