A ribonucleoprotein complex found in the cytoplasm of male germ cells, composed of exceedingly thin filaments that are consolidated into a compact mass or into dense strands of varying thickness that branch to form an irregular network. Contains mRNAs, miRNAs, and protein components involved in miRNA processing (such as Argonaute proteins and the endonuclease Dicer) and in RNA decay (such as the decapping enzyme DCP1a and GW182). (Gene Ontology, GO_0033391)
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12 proteins localized to the chromatoid body cellular component from the COMPARTMENTS Curated Protein Localization Evidence Scores dataset.