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Definition of the adjective acrocentric

What does acrocentric mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. having a subterminal centromere

Alternative definition of the adjective acrocentric


  1. [context: of a chromosome] Having the centromere very near to one end, and thus having a long arm, and a very short arm.

Definition of the noun acrocentric

What does acrocentric mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: acrocentrics

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

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Acrocentric

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Google previewA Dictionary of Plant Sciences (2012)

by Michael Allaby

acrocentric. Applied to a *chromosome with a *centromere located nearer one end than the other. During the...

an acrocentric chromosome towards one pole results in the chromosome being shaped like a 'J', as opposed to the normal 'V' ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Biology (2003)

by S. Choudhary

acrocentric : A chromosome or chromatids with a non- centrally-located centromere, producing chromosome arms with unequal lengths. acrocentric : An acrocentric chromosome has its centromere closer to one end ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Nursing (2008)

by Elizabeth Martin, Tanya McFerran

acrocentric acholia [a-koh-lia] n. absence or deficiency of bile secretion or failure of the bile to enter the alimentary canal. acholuria [ak-oh-lewr-ia] n. absence of the bile pigments from the urine, which occurs in some forms of jaundice ...

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

by WebMD

acrocentric chromosome A chromosome in which the centromere is located quite near one end of the chromosome.

Google previewChurchill Livingstone Medical Dictionary (2008)

by Chris Brooker

acrocentric adj describes a chromosome that ...

Google previewMcGraw-Hill Medical Dictionary for Allied Health (2007)

by Myrna Breskin, Kevin Dumith, Enid Pearsons, Robert Seeman

acrocentric /ākrösén'trik/ having the centromere (the part of a ...

Google previewHuman Biology (Collins Internet-Linked Dictionary of) (2017)

by Dr Robert M. Youngson

acrocentric of a chromosome with the centromere near one end. acrocephaly domeheaded. acromegaly a serious disorder resulting from overproduction of growth hormone by the pituitary gland during adultlife, after the ...

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Acrocentric Meaning

Video shows what acrocentric means. Having the centromere very near to one end, and thus having a long arm, and a very short arm.. Acrocentric Meaning.

Scrabble value of A1C3R1O1C3E1N1T1R1I1C3

The value of this 11-letter word is 17 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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