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acentric

[ey-sen-trik] /eɪˈsɛn trɪk/
adjective
1.
not centered; having no center.
2.
Genetics. of or pertaining to a chromosome or chromatid that lacks a centromere.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; a-6 + -centric
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  • The effect of acentric colony location on the energetics of avian coloniality.
British Dictionary definitions for acentric

acentric

/eɪˈsɛntrɪk/
adjective
1.
without a centre
2.
not on centre; eccentric
3.
(genetics) (of a chromosome or chromosome fragment) lacking a centromere
noun
4.
an acentric chromosome or fragment
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acentric in Medicine

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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