[ met-uh-sen-trik ]

  1. Naval Architecture. of or relating to a metacenter.

  2. 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.

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

Words Nearby metacentric Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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