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telocentric

[ tel-uh-sen-trik ]
/ ˌtɛl əˈsɛn trɪk /
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adjective Genetics.

of or relating to any chromosome or chromatid whose centromere is positioned at its end, creating one chromosome arm.Compare acentric (def. 2), acrocentric, metacentric (def. 2).

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Origin of telocentric

First recorded in 1940–45; telo-2 + -centric
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British Dictionary definitions for telocentric

telocentric
/ (ˌtɛləˈsɛntrɪk) /

adjective

genetics (of a chromosome) having the centromere at or close to the end
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for telocentric

telocentric
[ tĕl′ə-sĕntrĭk, tēlə- ]

adj.

Of or relating to a chromosome having the centromere in a terminal position.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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