acentric

adjective

acen·​tric (ˌ)ā-ˈsen-trik How to pronounce acentric (audio)
: lacking a centromere
acentric chromosomes

Word History

Etymology

a- entry 2 + -centric

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acentric was in 1899

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Cite this Entry

“Acentric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acentric. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

acentric

adjective
acen·​tric (ˈ)ā-ˈsen-trik How to pronounce acentric (audio)
: lacking a centromere
acentric chromosomes

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