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Acentric Chromosome

Definition of the noun acentric chromosome

What does acentric chromosome mean as a name of something?


  1. a chromosome lacking a centromere
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • more generic word: chromosome = a threadlike strand of DNA in the cell nucleus that carries the genes in a linear order

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics, and Informatics (2008)

by George P. Rédei

and three acentric chromosome fragments of substantial size that drift in the middle of the cell and are not distributed to the poles. ▷centromere, ▷ chromosome ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Biotechnology (2005)

Acentric chromosome : A chromosome having no centromere. Acentric fragment : A piece of chromosome without a centromere Acephate : Man-made, systemic insecticide that is used to control numerous pests such as aphids, scale and thrips ...

Google previewWebster's New World Medical Dictionary, 3rd Edition (2009)

by WebMD

acentric chromosome 4 acentric chromosome A chromosome that is lacking a centromere (a specialized region of the chromosome to which spindle fibers attach during cell division). As a result, an acentric chromosome is lost when the cell ...

Google previewDictionary of Parasitology (2005)

by Peter J. Gosling

acentric chromosome ( genetics) A chromosome with no centromere. This may be merely a large part of a chromosome that has broken off from another one. Acentrics tend to get lost because ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Health Education (2010)

by David A. Bedworth, Albert E. Bedworth

ACENTRIC CHROMOSOME A chromosome q.v. fragment lacking a centromere q.v. ACEP An acronym for American College of Emergency Physicians. ACETABULUM In anatomy, the large cup-shaped depression in the hipbone into which ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (2012)

by John M. Lackie

B chromosome Small acentric chromosome; part of the normal genome of some races and species of plants. Bcl Diverse products of oncogenes rearranged by translocations to the immunoglobulin genes in human B-cell malignancies (B-cell ...

Google previewDictionary of Human Biology (2000)

by Peter Reuter

azentrisches Chromosom acentric chromosome, acentric. dizentrisches Chromosom dicentric chromosome. heterozentrisches Chromosom heterocentric ...

Google previewPocket dictionary of biochemistry (2000)

by Peter Reuter

acentric chromosome. II adj. nicht im Zentrum, nichtzentral. azentrisch. acentric chromosome azentrisches Chromosom m. acetal n Azetal nt, Acetal m, Vollazetal m. acetaldehyde n Azet-, ...

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