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An abnormal small chromosome sometimes found in the leucocytes of leukaemia patients.
- ‘A 27-year-old man had a known history of chronic myeloid leukemia with positive Philadelphia chromosome.’
- ‘The classic example of a genetic mutation, and the first identified in the study of human malignancy, is the Philadelphia chromosome, characteristic of chronic myelocytic leukemia.’
- ‘The malignant transformation results from a reciprocal translocation between chromosomes 9 and 22, producing a short chromosome known as the Philadelphia chromosome.’
- ‘CML is caused by the breakage and swapping of chromosomes 9 and 22, which results in a shortened chromosome called the Philadelphia chromosome.’
- ‘CML is caused by the errant swapping of genetic material in bone marrow stem cells that produces an abnormality called the Philadelphia chromosome.’
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.