polytene(redirected from polytenic)
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Consisting of many filaments of chromatin as the result of repeated division of chromonemata without separation of filaments.
Relating to or having large chromosomes formed by repeated DNA replication and consisting of many chromatids side by side.
polytene(pŏl′ĕ-tēn) [″ + tainia, band]
Composed of many filaments of chromatin.