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metacentric

 [met″ah-sen´trik]
having the centromere almost at the middle of the replicating chromosome.

met·a·cen·tric

(met'ă-sen'trik),
Having the centromere about equidistant from the extremities, said of a chromosome.
[meta- + G. kentron, circle]

metacentric

/meta·cen·tric/ (-sen´trik) having the centromere near the middle, so that the arms of the replicating chromosome are approximately equal in length.

metacentric

(mĕt′ə-sĕn′trĭk)
adj.
1. Of or relating to a metacenter.
2. Genetics Having the centromere in the median position so that the arms are of equal length. Used of a chromosome.
n.
A metacentric chromosome.

met′a·cen·tric′i·ty (-sĕn-trĭs′ĭ-tē) n.

metacentric

[met′əsen′trik]
Etymology: Gk, meta + kentron, center
pertaining to a chromosome in which the centromere is located near the center so that the arms of the chromosome are of approximately equal length. Compare acrocentric, submetacentric, telocentric.

metacentric

adjective
(1) Referring to a centromere located at a chromosome’s midpoint.
(2) Referring to a chromosome with arms of equal length—i.e., equidistant from a chromosome’s centromere.

metacentric

Of a chromosome in which the CENTROMERE is at or near the centre.

metacentric

a replicating chromosome with the centromere midway between the ends.