meaning of Autosome

Autosome meaning in Medical Dictionary

Any chromosome apart from the X and Y intercourse chromosomes. Folks typically have22 sets of autosomes (44 autosomes) in each cell.

Autosome meaning in Etymology Dictionary

coined 1906 by U.S. cytologist T.H. Montgomery (1873-1912), from auto- + -some (3)). Associated: Autosomal.

Autosome meaning in Veterinary Dictionary

A chromosome not associated with deciding sex.

Autosome meaning in General Dictionary

any chromosome that isn't a sex chromosome; appear in sets in cells but as solitary chromosomes in spermatozoa