SEX CHROMATIN

seen in the nucleus of non-dividing somatic cells of females. It is also known as a Barr body. See chromatin negative; chromatin positive. The presence of in somatic cells is generally regarded as proof of the sexual identity of females.

SEX CHROMATIN: "A sex chromatin is not seen in normal males."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SEX CHROMATIN," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/sex-chromatin/ (accessed June 20, 2019).
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