telocentric

[tel-uh-sen-trik]

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).

Nearby words

  1. tellurometer,
  2. tellurous,
  3. tellus,
  4. telly,
  5. telo-,
  6. telodendron,
  7. telodynamic,
  8. teloekbetoeng,
  9. telogen,
  10. telolecithal

Origin of telocentric

First recorded in 1940–45; telo-2 + -centric

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British Dictionary definitions for telocentric

telocentric

adjective

genetics (of a chromosome) having the centromere at or close to the end
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Medicine definitions for telocentric

telocentric

[tĕl′ə-sĕntrĭk, tēlə-]

adj.

Of or relating to a chromosome having the centromere in a terminal position.

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