n.; pl. -midia [Gr. dim. chroma, color]
Any of the basophilic fibrils in the cytoplasm that are composed of RNA-containing parts and RNA-free parts.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • chromidium — A basophilic particle or structure in the cell cytoplasm, rich in RNA, often found in specialized cells. [G. chroma, color, + idion, a diminutive termination] * * * chro·mid·i·um krə mid ē əm, krō n, pl ia ē …   Medical dictionary

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