Definition of Acrocentric chromosome

1. Noun. A chromosome with the centromere near one end so that one chromosomal arm is short and one is long.

Generic synonyms: Chromosome



Medical Definition of Acrocentric chromosome

1. 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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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acrocentric Chromosome

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Literary usage of Acrocentric chromosome

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"... and Ford in England observed that patients with mongolism had 47 chromosomes; the additional small, acrocentric chromosome was arbitrarily labeled a No. ..."

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