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Trisomy rescue

Definition(s)

The phenomenon in which a fertilized ovum initially contains 47 chromosomes (i.e., is trisomic), but loses one of the trisomic chromosomes in the process of cell division such that the resulting daughter cells and their descendants contain 46 chromosomes, the normal number

Definition from: GeneReviewsThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. from the University of Washington and the National Center for Biotechnology Information

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: July 28, 2014