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acrocentric

[ak-ruh-sen-trik] /ˌæk rəˈsɛn trɪk/
adjective, Genetics.
1.
of or pertaining to any chromosome or chromatid whose centromere is closer to one end than to the other, creating two unequal chromosome arms.
Compare acentric (def 2), metacentric (def 2), telocentric.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; acro- + -centric
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  • Only certain chromosomes, called acrocentric chromosomes, are capable of participating in this kind of translocation.
British Dictionary definitions for acrocentric

acrocentric

/ˌækrəʊˈsɛntrɪk/
adjective
1.
(of a chromosome) having the centromere at one end
noun
2.
an acrocentric chromosome
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acrocentric in Medicine

acrocentric ac·ro·cen·tric (āk'rō-sěn'trĭk)
adj.
Having the centromere located near one end of the chromosome so that one chromosomal arm is long and the other is short.


ac'ro·cen'tric n.
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