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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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Medical definitions for acrocentric

acrocentric
[ ăk′rō-sĕntrĭk ]

adj.

Having the centromere located near one end of the chromosome so that one chromosomal arm is long and the other is short.
ac′ro•centric n.
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