NONDISJUNCTION

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noun. the failure of chromosome couples to part ways during the cell division process. Hence, both progress to the nucleus of one daughter cell, and likewise, the other daughter cell is does not receive its normal complement.

NONDISJUNCTION: "Nondisjunction most frequently leads to death of the chromosome, while sometimes it just leads to impairments."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "NONDISJUNCTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/nondisjunction/ (accessed September 24, 2022).

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