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- having two equal arms because of the median position of the centromere
Descriptive of a chromosome that has its centromere (kinetochore) at or near the middle of the chromosome, as opposed to acrocentric with the centromere near one end.
<genetics> Descriptive of a chromosome that has its centromere (kinetochore) at or near the middle of the chromosome, as opposed to acrocentric with the centromere near one end. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
having two equal arms because of the median position of the centromere; `a metacentric chromosome`
(met″ә-sen´trik) having the centromere near the middle, so that the arms of the chromosome are approximately equal in length.
Type: Term Pronunciation: met′ă-sen′trik Definitions: 1. Having the centromere about equidistant from the extremities, said of a chromosome.
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