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adjective Genetics.
  1. 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


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


(tĕl′ə-sĕntrĭk, tēlə-)
  1. Of or relating to a chromosome having the centromere in a terminal position.
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