noun. the readily stainable substance of a cell nucleus consisting of DNA and RNA and various proteins; during mitotic division it condenses into chromosomes.
- cell nucleus
- body substance
- chromatin granule
- sex chromatin
- Chromatin (German)
Sentences with chromatin
1. Noun, singular or mass
The chromatin from the egg cell and the sperm cell come together to form a pronucleus where the chromosomes begin to pair.
The histones latched on to DNA to create nucleosomes make chromatin look like a series of beads strung on string under a microscope.
3. Verb, 3rd person singular present
Under a microscope, this gives chromatin a beady appearance, with "naked" DNA alternating with DNA enclosing histone cores.