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metacentric

[ met-uh-sen-trik ]
/ ˌmɛt əˈsɛn trɪk /
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adjective

Naval Architecture. of or relating to a metacenter.
Genetics. of or relating to any chromosome or chromatid whose centromere is centrally located, creating two apparently equal chromosome arms.Compare acentric (def. 2), acrocentric, telocentric.

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Origin of metacentric

OTHER WORDS FROM metacentric

met·a·cen·tric·i·ty [met-uh-sen-tris-i-tee], /ˌmɛt ə sɛnˈtrɪs ɪ ti/, noun
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Medical definitions for metacentric

metacentric
[ mĕt′ə-sĕntrĭk ]

adj.

Having the centromere of a chromosome in the median position so that the arms are of equal length.

n.

A metacentric chromosome.
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