telocentric

adjective
telo·​cen·​tric | \ ˌte-lə-ˈsen-trik How to pronounce telocentric (audio) , ˌtē- \

Definition of telocentric

: having the centromere terminally situated so that there is only one chromosomal arm a telocentric chromosome

Other Words from telocentric

telocentric noun

First Known Use of telocentric

1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for telocentric

International Scientific Vocabulary tel- + centromere + -ic

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“Telocentric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/telocentric. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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telocentric

adjective
telo·​cen·​tric | \ ˌtel-ə-ˈsen-trik How to pronounce telocentric (audio) , ˌtēl- How to pronounce telocentric (audio) \

Medical Definition of telocentric

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: having the centromere terminally situated so that there is only one chromosomal arm telocentric chromosomes — compare acrocentric, metacentric

telocentric

noun

Medical Definition of telocentric (Entry 2 of 2)

: a telocentric chromosome

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