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Related to telocentric chromosome: acrocentric, acrocentric chromosome, metacentric chromosome
a chromosome with a terminal centromere; such chromosomes in humans are unstable and arise by misdivision or breakage near the centromere and are usually eliminated within a few cell divisions.
telocentric chromosomea chromosome in which the CENTROMERE is terminal (situated at one end), so that there is effectively only one arm.
having the centromere at one end of the chromosome (terminal centromere) so that the chromosome has only one arm.