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metacentric

[met-uh-sen-trik] /ˌmɛt əˈsɛn trɪk/
adjective
1.
Naval Architecture. of or relating to a metacenter.
2.
Genetics. of or relating to any chromosome or chromatid whose centromere is centrally located, creating two apparently equal chromosome arms.
Compare acentric (def 2), acrocentric, telocentric.
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metacentricity
[met-uh-sen-tris-i-tee] /ˌmɛt ə sɛnˈtrɪs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
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metacentric in Medicine

metacentric met·a·cen·tric (mět'ə-sěn'trĭk)
adj.
Having the centromere of a chromosome in the median position so that the arms are of equal length. n.
A metacentric chromosome.

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