polytene

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pol·y·tene

(pol'i-tēn),
Consisting of many filaments of chromatin as the result of repeated division of chromonemata without separation of filaments.

polytene

(pŏl′ē-tēn′)
adj.
Relating to or having large chromosomes formed by repeated DNA replication and consisting of many chromatids side by side.

pol′y·te′nic adj.
pol′y·te′ny n.

polytene

(pŏl′ĕ-tēn) [″ + tainia, band]
Composed of many filaments of chromatin.