telocentric

adjective

telo·​cen·​tric ˌte-lə-ˈsen-trik How to pronounce telocentric (audio)
ˌtē-
: having the centromere terminally situated so that there is only one chromosomal arm
a telocentric chromosome
telocentric noun

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary tel- + centromere + -ic

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of telocentric was in 1939

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Cite this Entry

“Telocentric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/telocentric. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

telocentric

1 of 2 adjective
telo·​cen·​tric ˌtel-ə-ˈsen-trik How to pronounce telocentric (audio) ˌtēl- How to pronounce telocentric (audio)
: having the centromere terminally situated so that there is only one chromosomal arm
telocentric chromosomes
compare acrocentric, metacentric

telocentric

2 of 2 noun
: a telocentric chromosome
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