[ ey-sen-trik ]
/ eɪˈsɛn trɪk /
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not centered; having no center.
Genetics. of or relating to a chromosome or chromatid that lacks a centromere.
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Words nearby acentric
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Example sentences from the Web for acentric
If the propulsive action does not pass through the centre of gravity the system again becomes "acentric."The Theory and Practice of Model Aeroplaning|V. E. Johnson
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-sĕn′trĭk ]
Having no center.
Not located in the center.
Of or relating to a chromosome fragment lacking a centromere.
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