centromere

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noun cen·tro·mere \ˈsen-trə-ˌmir\

Definition of centromere

  1. :  the point or region on a chromosome to which the spindle (see 1spindle 2) attaches during mitosis and meiosis

centromeric

play \ˌsen-trə-ˈmir-ik, -ˈmer-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of centromere

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1936


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centromere

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noun cen·tro·mere \ˈsen-trə-ˌmi(ə)r\

Medical Definition of centromere

  1. :  the point or region on a chromosome to which the spindle attaches during mitosis and meiosis—called also kinetochore

centromeric

\ˌsen-trə-ˈmi(ə)r-ik, -ˈmer-\play play adjective

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