chromatoid


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chro·ma·toid

(krō'mă-toyd),
A refractile substance composed of chromatin, thought to be a nonglycogen food reserve contained within the cytoplasm of certain protozoa; seen in cysts of Entamoeba histolytica as rounded bars or chromatoidal bodies in contrast to the splintery form of chromatoid bodies in cysts of Entamoeba coli.
[chromato- + G. eidos, form]

chromatoid

(krō′mă-toyd) [Gr. chroma, color, + eidos, form, shape]
Staining in the same manner as chromatin.
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Mouse Tudor Repeat-1 (MTR-1) is a novel component of chromatoid bodies/nuages in male germ cells and forms a complex with snRNPs.
The chromatoid body: a germ-cell-specific RNA-processing centre.
Tudor domain containing 7 (Tdrd7) is essential for dynamic ribonucleoprotein (RNP) remodeling of chromatoid bodies during spermatogenesis.
The chromatoid body is transitorily associated with the Golgi apparatus in round spermatids (Fawcett et al., 1970; Susi & Clermont, 1970; Parvinen & Jokelainen, 1974; Thorne-Tjomsland et al., 1988).
At me beginning of this phase, the nucleus shape turned from spheric to ovoid, while in the cytoplasm, it was noticed large quantity of endoplasmatic reticulum vesicles and chromatoid body, which migrated slowly toward the cell caudal pole located oppositely to the acrosomal system.