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

Examples of acrocentric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Adam Phillippy and his team at NHGRI deserve special credit for their focused work to resolve the sequences of the ribosomal DNA arrays on each of the five acrocentric chromosomes, where the centromere is much closer to one end than to the center. Quanta Magazine, 8 Sep. 2021

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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 23 May. 2022.

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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

Other Words from acrocentric

acrocentric noun

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