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Meaning of ACENTRIC

Pronunciation:  ey'sentrik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  not centered or having no center
  2. [adj]  lacking a centromere; "an acentric chromosome fragment"
 

ACENTRIC is a 8 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: eccentric, nonconcentric
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*cen"tric\, a. [Gr. 'a priv. + ? a point, a center.]
Not centered; without a center.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: This term refers to a chromosome or chromatid that lacks a centromere; this condition can result during crossing over in which the normal, centromere-containing segment is replaced by an inverted segment that lacks a centromere.
 

 

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