metacentric

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adjective meta·cen·tric \ˌme-tə-ˈsen-trik\

Definition of metacentric

  1. 1 :  of or relating to a metacenter

  2. 2 :  having the centromere medially situated so that the two chromosomal arms are of roughly equal length

metacentric

noun

First Known Use of metacentric

1798


Medical Dictionary

metacentric

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adjective meta·cen·tric \ˌmet-ə-ˈsen-trik\

Medical Definition of metacentric

  1. :  having the centromere medially situated so that the two chromosomal arms are of roughly equal length—compare acrocentric, telocentric

metacentric

noun

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