acrocentric
Having the centromere close to one end; said of normal chromosomes 13–15 and 21–22. [acro- + G. kentron, center]

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ac·ro·cen·tric .ak-rō-'sen-trik adj having the centromere situated so that one chromosomal arm is much shorter than the other compare METACENTRIC, TELOCENTRIC
acrocentric n

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ac·ro·cen·tric (ak″ro-senґtrik) [acro- + centric] having the centromere near one end of the replicating chromosome, so that one arm is much longer than the other; see also under chromosome. Cf. metacentric and submetacentric.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • acrocentric — adj. 1. having a subterminal centromere an acrocentric chromosome [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acrocentric — ACROCÉNTRIC, Ă adj. cu centromerul la unul din capetele cromozomului. (< fr. acrocentrique) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • acrocentric — adjective Date: 1945 having the centromere situated so that one chromosomal arm is much shorter than the other • acrocentric noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • acrocentric — n. a chromosome in which the centromere is situated at or very near one end. Derivatives: acrocentric adj …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • acrocentric — adjective having a subterminal centromere an acrocentric chromosome • Pertains to noun: ↑centromere …   Useful english dictionary

  • acrocentric — adj. [Gr. akros, tip; kentron, center] Pertaining to chromosomes with the centromere at or near one of the ends; rod shaped chromosomes; see telocentric …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • acrocentric — See metacentric …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • acrocentric — /ak reuh sen trik/, adj. Genetics. of or pertaining to any chromosome or chromatid whose centromere is closer to one end than to the other, creating two unequal chromosome arms. Cf. acentric (def. 2), metacentric (def. 2), telocentric. [1940 45;… …   Universalium

  • acrocentric — 1. adjective Having the centromere very near to one end, and thus having a long arm, and a very short arm. 2. noun A chromosome that has the centromere very near to one end, and thus has a long arm, and a very short …   Wiktionary

  • acrocentric —   Of a chromosome, having its centromere near (but not at) one end.   Cf. metacentric, telocentric …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

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