centromere

noun cen·tro·mere \ ˈsen-trə-ˌmir \

Definition of centromere

: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

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centromere

noun cen·tro·mere \ ˈsen-trə-ˌmi(ə)r \

medical Definition of centromere

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

centromeric

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

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