submetacentric

adjective
sub·​meta·​cen·​tric | \ ˌsəb-ˌme-tə-ˈsen-trik How to pronounce submetacentric (audio) \

Definition of submetacentric

: having the centromere situated so that one chromosome arm is somewhat shorter than the other

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submetacentric noun

First Known Use of submetacentric

1957, in the meaning defined above

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“Submetacentric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/submetacentric. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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submetacentric

adjective
sub·​meta·​cen·​tric | \ ˌsəb-ˌmet-ə-ˈsen-trik How to pronounce submetacentric (audio) \

Medical Definition of submetacentric

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: having the centromere situated so that one chromosome arm is somewhat shorter than the other

submetacentric

noun

Medical Definition of submetacentric (Entry 2 of 2)

: a submetacentric chromosome

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