acrocentric

adjective
ac·​ro·​cen·​tric | \ ˌa-krō-ˈsen-trik How to pronounce acrocentric (audio) \

Definition of acrocentric

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

Other Words from acrocentric

acrocentric noun

First Known Use of acrocentric

1945, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acrocentric

acro- + -centric

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“Acrocentric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acrocentric. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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acrocentric

adjective
ac·​ro·​cen·​tric | \ ˌak-rō-ˈsen-trik How to pronounce acrocentric (audio) \

Medical Definition of acrocentric

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

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acrocentric noun

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