- Having the centromere close to one end; said of normal chromosomes 13–15 and 21–22. [acro- + G. kentron, center]
* * *ac·ro·cen·tric .ak-rō-'sen-trik adj having the centromere situated so that one chromosomal arm is much shorter than the other compare METACENTRIC, TELOCENTRICacrocentric n
* * *ac·ro·cen·tric (ak″ro-senґtrik) [acro- + centric] having the centromere near one end of the replicating chromosome, so that one arm is much longer than the other; see also under chromosome. Cf. metacentric and submetacentric.
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acrocentric — adj. 1. having a subterminal centromere an acrocentric chromosome [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
acrocentric — ACROCÉNTRIC, Ă adj. cu centromerul la unul din capetele cromozomului. (< fr. acrocentrique) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN … Dicționar Român
acrocentric — adjective Date: 1945 having the centromere situated so that one chromosomal arm is much shorter than the other • acrocentric noun … New Collegiate Dictionary
acrocentric — n. a chromosome in which the centromere is situated at or very near one end. Derivatives: acrocentric adj … The new mediacal dictionary
acrocentric — adjective having a subterminal centromere an acrocentric chromosome • Pertains to noun: ↑centromere … Useful english dictionary
acrocentric — adj. [Gr. akros, tip; kentron, center] Pertaining to chromosomes with the centromere at or near one of the ends; rod shaped chromosomes; see telocentric … Dictionary of invertebrate zoology
acrocentric — See metacentric … Dictionary of molecular biology
acrocentric — /ak reuh sen trik/, adj. Genetics. of or pertaining to any chromosome or chromatid whose centromere is closer to one end than to the other, creating two unequal chromosome arms. Cf. acentric (def. 2), metacentric (def. 2), telocentric. [1940 45;… … Universalium
acrocentric — 1. adjective Having the centromere very near to one end, and thus having a long arm, and a very short arm. 2. noun A chromosome that has the centromere very near to one end, and thus has a long arm, and a very short … Wiktionary
acrocentric — Of a chromosome, having its centromere near (but not at) one end. Cf. metacentric, telocentric … Expanded glossary of Cycad terms