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having the centromere almost at the middle of the replicating chromosome.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
Having the centromere about equidistant from the extremities, said of a chromosome.
[meta- + G. kentron, circle]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
1. Of or relating to a metacenter.
2. Genetics Having the centromere in the median position so that the arms are of equal length. Used of a chromosome.
A metacentric chromosome.
met′a·cen·tric′i·ty (-sĕn-trĭs′ĭ-tē) n.
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(1) Referring to a centromere located at a chromosome’s midpoint.
(2) Referring to a chromosome with arms of equal length—i.e., equidistant from a chromosome’s centromere.
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metacentricOf a chromosome in which the CENTROMERE is at or near the centre.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005