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Definition of Chromosome complement

Chromosome complement: The whole set of chromosomes for a species. In humans, the normal chromosome complement consists of 46 chromosomes, including the 2 sex chromosomes. Also known as the karyotype.

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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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