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CHROMOSOMAL ABERRATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does chromosomal aberration mean? 

CHROMOSOMAL ABERRATION (noun)
  The noun CHROMOSOMAL ABERRATION has 1 sense:

1. any change in the normal structure or number of chromosomes; often results in physical or mental abnormalities

  Familiarity information: CHROMOSOMAL ABERRATION used as a noun is very rare.


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CHROMOSOMAL ABERRATION (noun)


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Meaning:

Any change in the normal structure or number of chromosomes; often results in physical or mental abnormalities

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

chromosomal aberration; chromosomal anomaly; chromosonal disorder; chrosomal abnormality

Hypernyms ("chromosomal aberration" is a kind of...):

aberrance; aberrancy; aberration; deviance (a state or condition markedly different from the norm)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "chromosomal aberration"):

monosomy (chromosomal abnormality consisting of the absence of one chromosome from the normal diploid number)

trisomy (chrosomal abnormality in which there is one more than the normal number of chromosomes in a cell)

sex-linked disorder (any disease or abnormality that is determined by the sex hormones)


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