- Of or relating to a metacenter.
- Genetics Having the centromere in the median position so that the arms are of equal length. Used of a chromosome.
A metacentric chromosome.
(comparative more metacentric, superlative most metacentric)
- A metacentric chromosome
Variant of metacenter
that point in a floating body at which a vertical line drawn through its center of buoyancy when it is upright meets the vertical line drawn through its center of buoyancy when it is tipped; center of gravity of the part of a floating body that is not submerged: for stability the metacenter must be above the center of gravity
Origin of metacenterFrench métacentre: see meta- and amp; center