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that state of chromatin in which it stains lightly, is genetically active, and is considered to be partially or fully uncoiled.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
The parts of chromosomes that during interphase are uncoiled dispersed threads, and not stained by ordinary dyes; metabolically active, in contrast to the inert heterochromatin.
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Chromosomal material that is genetically active and stains lightly with basic dyes.
eu′chro·mat′ic (yo͞o′krō-măt′ĭk) adj.
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The parts of chromosomes that, during interphase, are uncoiled dispersed threads and not stained by ordinary dyes; metabolically active, in contrast to the inert heterochromatin.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
euchromatina chromosome material that stains heavily in METAPHASE but hardly at all in INTERPHASE when it is relatively uncoiled and undergoes TRANSCRIPTION. Compare HETERO CHROMATIN.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005