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telocentric

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adjective telo·cen·tric \ˌte-lə-ˈsen-trik, ˌtē-\

Definition of telocentric

  1. :  having the centromere terminally situated so that there is only one chromosomal arm <a telocentric chromosome>

telocentric noun


Origin of telocentric

International Scientific Vocabulary tel- + centromere + -ic


First Known Use: 1939


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