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acentric

 [a-sen´trik]
1. not central; not located in the center.
2. lacking a centromere, so that the chromosome will not survive cell divisions.

a·cen·tric

(ā-sen'trik), Do not confuse this word with eccentric.
Lacking a center; in cytogenetics, denoting a chromosome fragment without a centromere.
[G. a- priv. + kentron, center]

acentric

/acen·tric/ (a-sen´trik)
1. not central; not located in the center.
2. lacking a centromere, so that the chromosome will not survive cell divisions.

acentric

[āsen′trik]
Etymology: Gk, a + kentron, not center
1 having no center.
2 (in genetics) describing a chromosome fragment that has no centromere.

Acentric

Referring to a chromosome that lacks a centromere, as occurs with inversion heterozygotes, which is due to unequal crossover between chromosomes during meiosis.

a·cen·tric

(ā-sen'trik)
1. Lacking a center.
2. cytogenetics Denoting a chromosome fragment without a centromere.
[G. a- priv. + kentron, center]

acentric

1. not central; not located in the center.
2. a chromatid or chromosome which lacks a centromere.