[ ey-sen-trik ]
/ eɪˈsɛn trɪk /


not centered; having no center.
Genetics. of or relating to a chromosome or chromatid that lacks a centromere.

Origin of acentric

First recorded in 1850–55; a-6 + -centric Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for acentric

/ (eɪˈsɛntrɪk) /


without a centre
not on centre; eccentric
genetics (of a chromosome or chromosome fragment) lacking a centromere


an acentric chromosome or fragment
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Medical definitions for acentric

[ ā-sĕntrĭk ]


Having no center.
Not located in the center.
Of or relating to a chromosome fragment lacking a centromere.
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