robertsonian translocation

[ rŏb′ərt-sōnē-ən ]

n.

A breakage in the short arms of two acrocentric chromosomes and the subsequent fusion of the long arms into a single chromosome.centric fusion

Nearby words

  1. robertson screw,
  2. robertson, oscar,
  3. robertson, pat,
  4. robertson, sir william robert,
  5. robertson, william,
  6. robeson,
  7. robeson, paul,
  8. robespierre,
  9. robey,
  10. robin


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