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The systematic arrangement, using images, of the 46 chromosomes in the human cell in 22 matched pairs (maternal and paternal member of each pair) by length from longest to shortest and other features, with the sex chromosomes shown as a separate pair (either XX or XY). The 22 pairs are referred to as “autosomes.”


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