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acrocentric

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adjective ac·ro·cen·tric \ˌa-krō-ˈsen-trik\

Definition of acrocentric

  1. :  having the centromere situated so that one chromosomal arm is much shorter than the other

acrocentric noun


1945

First Known Use of acrocentric

1945


Medical Dictionary

acrocentric

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adjective ac·ro·cen·tric \ˌak-rō-ˈsen-trik\

Medical Definition of acrocentric

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

acrocentric noun



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