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acrocentric

 [ak″ro-sen´trik]
having the centromere toward one end of the replicating chromosome.

ac·ro·cen·tric

(ak'rō-sen'trik),
Having the centromere close to one end; said of normal chromosomes 13-15 and 21-22.
[acro- + G. kentron, center]

acrocentric

/ac·ro·cen·tric/ (-sen´trik) having the centromere toward one end of the replicating chromosome so that one arm is much longer than the other.

acrocentric

(ăk′rō-sĕn′trĭk)
adj.
Having the centromere located near one end of the chromosome so that one chromosomal arm is long and the other is short.

ac′ro·cen′tric n.

acrocentric

[ak′rōsen′trik]
Etymology: Gk, akron, extremity, kentron, center
pertaining to a chromosome in which the centromere is located near one of the ends so that the arms of the chromosome are extremely uneven in length. Compare metacentric, submetacentric, telocentric.

Acrocentric

Referring to a centromere located near the end of a chromosome.

ac·ro·cen·tric

(ak'rō-sen'trik)
Having the centromere close to one end; said of a normal chromosome.
[acro- + G. kentron, center]

acrocentric

(of a chromosome) having the CENTROMERE near one end, making one chromosome arm much longer than the other.

acrocentric

having the centromere toward one end of the chromosome or chromatid; see telocentric chromosome.