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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.
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Imprisoned in a condition of total weakness, Yakov exposes, through his humiliation, the inherently acentric status of human beings when they lose their affiliation to one or another pole of human existence.
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The results for molecular weight, critical pressure, critical temperature, bubble point temperature, density, and acentric values obtained for the pseudocomponents of the 13 oil samples under investigation are plotted in the figures from 11 to 16, respectively.
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The discourse on the acentric structure that myth itself is, cannot itself have an absolute subject or an absolute center (286).
These enclose acentric fragments or whole chromosomes that have not been included in the main nuclei at cell division and in the cytoplasm (19).
The micronucleus assay, as a simple and sensitive short-term screening method performed in a number of organisms for determining the mutagenicity of chemical substances [11-14] Micronuclei formed by the condensation of acentric fragments, or whole chromosomes, that fail to integrate into the daughter nuclei during mitosis.
Micronuclei (MN) are one of such biomarkers that are cytoplasmic chromatin masses with the appearance of small nuclei that arise from lagging chromosomes at anaphase or from acentric chromosome fragments.
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