Robertsonian

adjective

Rob·​ert·​so·​ni·​an ˌräb-ərt-ˈsō-nē-ən How to pronounce Robertsonian (audio)
: relating to or being a reciprocal translocation that takes place between two acrocentric chromosomes and that yields one nonfunctional chromosome having two short arms and one functional chromosome having two long arms of which one arm is derived from each parent chromosome

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“Robertsonian.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Robertsonian. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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