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centromere

noun cen·tro·mere \ˈsen-trə-ˌmir\

Definition of CENTROMERE

:  the point or region on a chromosome to which the spindle attaches during mitosis and meiosis
cen·tro·mer·ic \ˌsen-trə-ˈmir-ik, -ˈmer-\ adjective

Origin of CENTROMERE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1925

centromere

noun cen·tro·mere \ˈsen-trə-ˌmi(ə)r\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CENTROMERE

:  the point or region on a chromosome to which the spindle attaches during mitosis and meiosis—called also kinetochore
cen·tro·mer·ic \ˌsen-trə-ˈmi(ə)r-ik, -ˈmer-\ adjective

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