metacentric

metacentric

[met-uh-sen-trik]
adjective
1.
Naval Architecture. of or pertaining to a metacenter.
2.
Genetics. of or pertaining to any chromosome or chromatid whose centromere is centrally located, creating two apparently equal chromosome arms. Compare acentric ( def 2 ), acrocentric, telocentric.

Origin:
meta- + -centric

metacentricity [met-uh-sen-tris-i-tee] , noun
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metacentre or metacenter (ˈmɛtəˌsɛntə)
 
n
the intersection of a vertical line through the centre of buoyancy of a floating body at equilibrium with the formerly vertical line through the centre of gravity of the body when the body is tilted
 
metacenter or metacenter
 
n
 
meta'centric or metacenter
 
adj

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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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