dicentric chromosome


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di·cen·tric chro·mo·some

a chromosome with two centromeres that may result from reciprocal translocation.
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Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) announced today that they have entered into a cooperative research and development agreement to improve the speed and accuracy of detecting dicentric chromosome aberrations for radiation dose assessment.
Rarely were spreads interpreted as exhibiting a translocation, acentric chromosome, or dicentric chromosome.
observed a mean frequency of dicentric chromosomes more than twice as high (0.
It has been known for many years that radiation exposure could cause single or double strand breaks in the chromosomes, leading to dicentric chromosomes, translocations and more complex rearrangements (10), (11).