[[t]ˌæk rəˈsɛn trɪk[/t]] adj.
gen (of a chromosome) having the centromere closer to one end than the other, resulting in two arms of unequal length
Etymology: 1940–45

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • acrocentric — adj. 1. having a subterminal centromere an acrocentric chromosome [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acrocentric — ACROCÉNTRIC, Ă adj. cu centromerul la unul din capetele cromozomului. (< fr. acrocentrique) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • acrocentric — adjective Date: 1945 having the centromere situated so that one chromosomal arm is much shorter than the other • acrocentric noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • acrocentric — Having the centromere close to one end; said of normal chromosomes 13–15 and 21–22. [acro + G. kentron, center] * * * ac·ro·cen·tric .ak rō sen trik adj having the centromere situated so that one chromosomal arm is much shorter than the other… …   Medical dictionary

  • acrocentric — n. a chromosome in which the centromere is situated at or very near one end. Derivatives: acrocentric adj …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • acrocentric — adjective having a subterminal centromere an acrocentric chromosome • Pertains to noun: ↑centromere …   Useful english dictionary

  • acrocentric chromosome — acrocentric chromosome. См. головчатая хромосома. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Acrocentric chromosome — A chromosome (one of the microscopically visible carriers of the genetic material DNA) with its centromere (the “waist” of the chromosome) located quite near one end of the chromosome. The “acro “ in acrocentric comes from the Greek “akron”… …   Medical dictionary

  • acrocentric chromosomes — akrocentrinės chromosomos statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Chromosomos, kurių centromeros yra chromosomos gale. atitikmenys: angl. acrocentric chromosomes; telocentric chromosomes rus. акроцентрические хромосомы; телоцентрические… …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • acrocentric — adj. [Gr. akros, tip; kentron, center] Pertaining to chromosomes with the centromere at or near one of the ends; rod shaped chromosomes; see telocentric …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • acrocentric — See metacentric …   Dictionary of molecular biology

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