metacentric


metacentric

adjective

  1. Naval Architecture. of or relating to a metacenter.
  2. Genetics. of or relating to any chromosome or chromatid whose centromere is centrally located, creating two apparently equal chromosome arms.Compare acentric(def 2), acrocentric, telocentric.

adj.

  1. Having the centromere of a chromosome in the median position so that the arms are of equal length.

n.

  1. A metacentric chromosome.

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