acentric

[ey-sen-trik]
adjective
1.
not centered; having no center.
2.
Genetics. of or pertaining to a chromosome or chromatid that lacks a centromere.


Origin:
1850–55; a-6 + -centric

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acentric (eɪˈsɛntrɪk)
 
adj
1.  without a centre
2.  not on centre; eccentric
3.  genetics (of a chromosome or chromosome fragment) lacking a centromere
 
n
4.  an acentric chromosome or fragment

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acentric a·cen·tric (ā-sěn'trĭk)
adj.

  1. Having no center.

  2. Not located in the center.

  3. Of or relating to a chromosome fragment lacking a centromere.

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