acentric

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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

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]