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Definition of Karyotype

Karyotype: A standard arrangement of the chromosome complement prepared for chromosome analysis. A normal female karyotype would include each of the 22 pairs of autosomes (nonsex chromosomes), arranged in numeric order, together with the two X chromosomes.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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