Acrocentric Definition

ăkrō-sĕntrĭk
adjective
Having the centromere located near one end of the chromosome so that one chromosomal arm is long and the other is short.
American Heritage Medicine

(genetics, of a chromosome) Having the centromere very near to one end, and thus having a long arm, and a very short arm.

Wiktionary
Advertisement
noun

A chromosome that has the centromere very near to one end, and thus has a long arm, and a very short arm.

Wiktionary
Advertisement

Other Word Forms of Acrocentric

Noun

Singular:
acrocentric
Plural:
acrocentrics

Origin of Acrocentric

  • From acro- +"Ž -centric

    From Wiktionary

Find Similar Words

Find similar words to acrocentric using the buttons below.

Words Starting With

Words Ending With

Unscrambles

acrocentric
Advertisement