acrocentric









acrocentric


adjective Genetics.

  1. of or relating to any chromosome or chromatid whose centromere is closer to one end than to the other, creating two unequal chromosome arms.Compare acentric(def 2), metacentric(def 2), telocentric.

adjective

  1. (of a chromosome) having the centromere at one end

noun

  1. an acrocentric chromosome

adj.

  1. Having the centromere located near one end of the chromosome so that one chromosomal arm is long and the other is short.

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