metacentric

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metacentric

 [met″ah-sen´trik]
having the centromere almost at the middle of the replicating chromosome.

met·a·cen·tric

(met'ă-sen'trik),
Having the centromere about equidistant from the extremities, said of a chromosome.
[meta- + G. kentron, circle]

metacentric

(mĕt′ə-sĕn′trĭk)
adj.
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.
n.
A metacentric chromosome.

met′a·cen·tric′i·ty (-sĕn-trĭs′ĭ-tē) n.

metacentric

adjective
(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.

metacentric

Of a chromosome in which the CENTROMERE is at or near the centre.