One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Our body cells contain 23 pairs of thread-like structures called chromosomes.’
- ‘Between 5 and 10 percent of stillborn babies have abnormalities involving their chromosomes, the tiny thread-like structures in each cell that carry our genes.’
- ‘The spinal cord, which runs from the brain down through the bony spinal column, contains thread-like nerves that branch off to every part of the body.’
- ‘Genes, the organizers of inheritance, are composed of DNA, thread-like molecules which carry the hereditary instructions needed to build an organism and make it work.’
- ‘So we left the chatter at the refreshment kiosk and did just that, explored the place off the beaten track, navigating rock to rock, picking up thread-like paths through the heather.’
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