submetacentric

adjective

sub·​meta·​cen·​tric ˌsəb-ˌme-tə-ˈsen-trik How to pronounce submetacentric (audio)
: having the centromere situated so that one chromosome arm is somewhat shorter than the other
submetacentric noun

Word History

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of submetacentric was in 1957

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“Submetacentric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/submetacentric. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

submetacentric 1 of 2

adjective

sub·​meta·​cen·​tric ˌsəb-ˌmet-ə-ˈsen-trik How to pronounce submetacentric (audio)
: having the centromere situated so that one chromosome arm is somewhat shorter than the other

submetacentric

2 of 2

noun

: a submetacentric chromosome
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