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).

Origin of telocentric

First recorded in 1940–45; telo-2 + -centric Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for telocentric



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


[tĕl′ə-sĕntrĭk, tēlə-]


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