Metacentric chromosome

A chromosome with arms of equal length.

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a chromosome with its centromere in the center and arms of equal length.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • metacentric [chromosome] — metacentric [chromosome]. См. метацентрическая хромосома. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • metacentric chromosome — A chromosome in which the centromere is located in the middle and, consequently, the chromosome arms are of about equal length …   Glossary of Biotechnology

  • metacentric chromosome — noun a chromosome having two equal arms because the centromere is in median position • Hypernyms: ↑chromosome …   Useful english dictionary

  • metacentric — adjective 1. of or relating to the metacenter • Pertains to noun: ↑metacenter • Derivationally related forms: ↑metacenter • Topics: ↑shipbuilding, ↑ship building 2. having two equal arms because of the median position of the …   Useful english dictionary

  • metacentric — Having the centromere about equidistant from the extremities, said of a chromosome. [meta + G. kentron, circle] * * * meta·cen·tric .met ə sen trik adj having the centromere medially situated so that the two chromosomal arms are of roughly equal… …   Medical dictionary

  • Chromosome — A visible carrier of the genetic information. The 3 billion bp (base pairs) in the human genome are organized into 24 distinct, physically separate microscopic units called chromosomes. All genes are arranged linearly along the chromosomes. The… …   Medical dictionary

  • metacentric — n. a chromosome in which the centromere is at or near the centre of the chromosome. Derivatives: metacentric adj …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • metacentric — Descriptive of a chromosome that has its centromere (kinetochore) at or near the middle of the chromosome, as opposed to acrocentric with the centromere near one end …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • metacentric — metacentricity /met euh sen tris i tee/, n. /met euh sen trik/, adj. 1. Naval Archit. of or pertaining to a metacenter. 2. Genetics. of or pertaining to any chromosome or chromatid whose centromere is centrally located, creating two apparently… …   Universalium

  • metacentric — 1. adjective a) Of or pertaining to a metacenter b) (of a chromosome) Having the centromere approximately in the middle, such that the two arms are of similar length 2. noun Such a chromosome …   Wiktionary

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