Definition of polytenized in US English:

polytenized

adjective

Biology
  • Of genetic material in a chromosome: reduplicated so as to result in a polytene chromosome; subjected to polytenization.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in Nature: a weekly journal of science. From polytenize + -ed, after polytenization.

Pronunciation

polytenized

/ˌpɒlɪˈtiːnʌɪzd/