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autosome

 [aw´to-sōm]
any of the 22 pairs of chromosomes in humans other than the pair concerned with determination of sex.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

au·to·some

(aw'tō-sōm),
Any chromosome other than a sex chromosome; autosomes normally occur in pairs in somatic cells and singly in gametes.
Synonym(s): euchromosome
[auto- + G. sōma, body]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

autosome

(ô′tə-sōm′)
n.
A chromosome that is not a sex chromosome.

au′to·so′mal (-sō′məl) adj.
au′to·so′mal·ly adv.
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autosome

A non-sex (non-X, non-Y) chromosome which in normal humans is one of 22 pairs of chromosomes.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

autosome

Cytogenetics Any chromosome in an organism's complement–22 pairs in humans–other than sex chromosomes, X and Y See Chromosome, Diploid, Genome. Cf Sex chromosome.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

au·to·some

(aw'tō-sōm)
Any chromosome other than a sex chromosome; autosomes normally occur in pairs in somatic cells and singly in gametes.
[auto- + G. sōma, body]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

autosome

Any one of the ordinary paired CHROMOSOMES other than the sex chromosomes.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

autosome

a type of chromosome found in all cells not concerned with SEX DETERMINATION. Chromosomes are of two types: autosomes and SEX CHROMOSOMES. Autosomes carry the major part of genetic information in cells, including information on sexual characteristics. See SEX LINKAGE for a comparison of the inheritance of autosomal and sex-linked genes.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Autosome

A chromosome not involved in sex determination.
Mentioned in: Peroxisomal Disorders
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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(11,26) Still, as noted above, there is considerable phenotypic overlap between individuals, particularly children and young adults, with TBMN, the heterozygous carrier state of X-linked Alport syndrome, autosomally transmitted Alport syndrome, and even some children with X-linked Alport syndrome.
First, sex chromosomes of Simulium saxosum may be operating autosomally in S.
Pseudoxanthoma elasticum [(PXE).sup.3] (Groenblad-Strandberg syndrome, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man 177850 and 264800) is an autosomally inherited disorder that affects the skin, eyes, and cardiovascular system (1, 2) and is characterized by extensive connective tissue alterations, including progressive calcification and fragmentation of elastic fibers, and massive accumulation of proteoglycans in the extracellular matrix.
Most sympatric speciation models assume survival ability is inherited autosomally (Deihl and Bush 1989), but other modes of inheritance can have an impact on how speciation proceeds.
Pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE; OMIM 264800) is an autosomally heritable disorder of the connective tissue (1).
All loci are assumed to be unlinked and autosomally inherited: the loci within each set are assumed to have identical effects.
Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), [4] an autosomally dominant inherited defect of LDL receptors, produces premature coronary artery disease (CAD) and occurs in 1 in 500 individuals (1, 2).

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