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acrocentric chromosome

n.

A chromosome with the centromere located very close to one end so that the shorter arm is very small.

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aphthosis, aphthous, aphthous fever, aphthous stomatitis, aphylaxis, acrocentric chromosome, api, api gravity scale, apia, apiaceous, apian
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