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acrocentric

[ ak-ruh-sen-trik ]
/ ˌæk rəˈsɛn trɪk /
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adjective Genetics.
of or relating to any chromosome or chromatid whose centromere is closer to one end than to the other, creating two unequal chromosome arms.Compare acentric (def. 2), metacentric (def. 2), telocentric.
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Origin of acrocentric

First recorded in 1940–45; acro- + -centric
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British Dictionary definitions for acrocentric

acrocentric
/ (ˌækrəʊˈsɛntrɪk) /

adjective
(of a chromosome) having the centromere at one end
noun
an acrocentric chromosome
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