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het·er·o·chro·mat·ic

(het'ĕr-ō-krō-mat'ik),
Characteristic of heterochromatin.

heterochromatic

(hĕt′ə-rō-krō-măt′ĭk)
adj.
1. Of or characterized by different colors; varicolored.
2. Consisting of different wavelengths or frequencies.
3. Of or relating to heterochromatin.

het′er·o·chro′ma·tism (-krō′mə-tĭz′əm) n.

heterochromatic

(of chromosomal preparations) staining differently from the major chromosome parts.
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With hindsight, we can now say that the solution was implicit in the same meiotic cells she was studying, because such heteromorphic autosomes, which are very common in grasshoppers (Nur 1961, John 1973, Bidau & Hasson 1984), usually result from heterochromatic supernumerary segments (see below), and the position of chiasmata (distal or proximal to the segment) determines the mode of segregation of the heteromorphic bivalent during first meiosis (reductional or equational, respectively).