acrocentric definition

  • adjective:
    • Having the centromere positioned near one end of chromosome so that one chromosomal arm is long while the other is quick.
    • obtaining the centromere really near to one end, and therefore having a long supply, and a rather short arm.
    • having a subterminal centromere.
    • having a subterminal centromere
  • noun:
    • A chromosome with the centromere really next to one end, and so features a long arm, and a really short-arm.

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