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Acrocentric Chromosome

Definition of the noun acrocentric chromosome

What does acrocentric chromosome mean as a name of something?


  1. a chromosome with the centromere near one end so that one chromosomal arm is short and one is long
    • 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 previewA Dictionary of Plant Sciences (2012)

by Michael Allaby

an acrocentric chromosome towards one pole results in the chromosome being shaped like a 'J', as opposed to the normal 'V' shape of a *metacentric chromosome (in which the centromere is in the middle). acrocentric ...

Google previewDictionary of Plant Genetics and Molecular Biology (1998)

by Gurbachan Miglani

acrocentric chromosome: The position of the centrosome very close to one end of the ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

Specificity of plasma Norepinephrine 97%; chromogranin A 95%; epinephrine 91 % pheresis See Cytapheresis, Plasmapheresis, Plateletpheresis Philadelphia chromosome A small acrocentric chromosome from the distal long–q arm of ...

Google previewMale Infertility from A to Z: A Concise Encyclopedia (1996)

by J.A. Carver-Wa, J.M.G. Hollanders

Yy Y CHROMOSOME The Y chromosome is a small acrocentric chromosome, with a short arm Yp and a long arm Yg. A heterochromatic part (distal Yq) genetically inactive and a euchromatic part can be distinguished: part of the latter is ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

an abnormally small, acrocentric chromosome (either chromosome 21 or ...

Google previewDictionary of Stem Cells, Regenerative Medicine, and Translational Medicine (2017)

by Frank J. Dye

acrocentric chromosome a chromosome in which the centromere is not equidistant from the two ends of the chromosome; ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2009)

by Mosby

an abnormally small, acrocentric chromosome (either chromosome 21 or chromosome 22), in which the short arm is missing or partially deleted. The aberration is associated ...

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

by WebMD

Humans have five pairs of acrocentric chromosomes. Down syndrome is due to an extra acrocentric chromosome (chromosome 21). chromosome, autosomal Any chromosome other than a sex chromosome (X or Y chromosome). Also known ...

Google previewDictionary of Biological Psychology (2003)

by Philip Winn

ANNE CUTLER acrocentric chromosome A chromosome in which the CENTROMERE, the region in which the two chromatids are ...

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

by George P. Rédei

Acriflavin Acrocentric Chromosome: Has a near terminal centromere and one arm is very short (see Fig. A20); acrocentric chromosomes may fuse or become translocated and may generate biarmed chromosomes. ▷Robertsonian ...

Google previewThe Doctors' Dictionary, 2nd edition (2011)

A medical dictionary written by a doctor for doctors by Joseph C Segen

See Cladogram, Dendrogram, Phylogram Philadelphia chromosome Philadelphia translocation A small acrocentric chromosome from the distal long– q arm of chromosome 22, transferred to chromosome 9q in 95% of chronic myeloid ...

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2016)

by Mosby

an abnormally small, acrocentric chromosome (either chromosome 21 or chromosome 22), in which the short arm is missing or partially deleted. The aberration is associated ...

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