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a fragment of a chromosome lacking a centromere and unable to attach to the mitotic spindle; therefore unable to take part in the division of a nucleus and randomly distributed in daughter cells.
Synonym(s): acentric fragment
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Acentric FragmentA chromosome fragment without a centromere, which is lost during cell division.
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