acrocentric chromosome

[n] - a chromosome with the centromere near one end so that one chromosomal arm is short and one is long
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Acrocentric chromosome

Acrocentric chromosome: A chromosome (one of the microscopically visible carriers of the genetic material DNA) with its centromere (the 'waist' of the chromosome) located quite near one end of the chromosome. The 'acro-' in acrocentric comes from the Greek 'akron' meaning 'the end.' Humans have 5 pairs of acrocentric chromosomes. Down syndrome (tri
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acrocentric chromosome

A chromosome with the centromere placed very close to one end so that the short arm is very small, often with a satellite. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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acrocentric chromosome

noun a chromosome with the centromere near one end so that one chromosomal arm is short and one is long
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Acrocentric Chromosome

A chromosome in which the centromere is near one end so that one chromosomal arm is short and the other is long. Down syndrome is caused by an extra acrocentric chromosome.
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acrocentric chromosome

Type: Term Definitions: 1. a chromosome with the centromere placed very close to one end so that the short arm is very small, and often has a satellite.
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