(of a chromosome or chromatid) having two centromeres.

Nearby words

  1. dicastery,
  2. dice,
  3. dice are loaded, the,
  4. dice cup,
  5. dicentra,
  6. dicephalous,
  7. dicey,
  8. dich-,
  9. dichasium,
  10. dichlamydeous

Origin of dicentric

First recorded in 1935–40; di-1 + -centric

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Medicine definitions for dicentric




Having two centromeres.

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