acrocentric


ac·ro·cen·tric

adjective \ˌa-krō-ˈsen-trik\

Definition of ACROCENTRIC

:  having the centromere situated so that one chromosomal arm is much shorter than the other
acrocentric noun

First Known Use of ACROCENTRIC

1945

ac·ro·cen·tric

adjective \ˌak-rō-ˈsen-trik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ACROCENTRIC

: having the centromere situated so that one chromosomal arm is much shorter than the other—compare metacentric, telocentric
acrocentric noun

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