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.

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]

Denver classification

a system for identifying and classifying human chromosomes according to their size and the position of the centromere as determined during mitotic metaphase. The chromosomes are divided into seven major groups, designated A through G, which are arranged according to decreasing length. See also chromosomal nomenclature, chromosome, karyotype.


city in Colorado.
Denver classification - a classification of chromosomes first discussed at a meeting in Denver, Colorado.
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