name: chromosome condensation
def: "The progressive compaction of dispersed interphase chromatin into threadlike chromosomes prior to mitotic or meiotic nuclear division, or during apoptosis, in eukaryotic cells." [GOC:mah, ISBN:0815316194]
synonym: "DNA condensation" BROAD [Wikipedia:DNA_condensation]
synonym: "eukaryotic chromosome condensation" EXACT [GOC:bf]
synonym: "nuclear chromosome condensation" EXACT [GOC:bf]
is_a: GO:0006323 ! DNA packaging
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