meta·​cen·​tric | \ ˌme-tə-ˈsen-trik How to pronounce metacentric (audio) \

Definition of metacentric

1 : of or relating to a metacenter
2 : having the centromere medially situated so that the two chromosomal arms are of roughly equal length

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Other Words from metacentric

metacentric noun

Examples of metacentric in a Sentence

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First Known Use of metacentric

1798, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Metacentric.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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meta·​cen·​tric | \ ˌmet-ə-ˈsen-trik How to pronounce metacentric (audio) \

Medical Definition of metacentric

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

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metacentric noun

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