paracentric

adjective
para·​cen·​tric | \ -ˈsen-trik How to pronounce paracentric (audio) \

Medical Definition of paracentric

: being an inversion that occurs in a single arm of one chromosome and does not involve the centromere — compare pericentric

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“Paracentric.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/paracentric. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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