Definition of Acentric

1. Adjective. Lacking a centromere. "An acentric chromosome fragment"

Partainyms: Centromere



2. Adjective. Not centered or having no center.

Definition of Acentric

1. a. Not centered; without a center.

Definition of Acentric

1. Adjective. Not centered; without a center. ¹

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Definition of Acentric

1. having no center [adj]

Medical Definition of Acentric

1. 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 segement is replaced by an inverted segment that lacks a centromere. (12 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acentric

acellular slime mold
acellular vaccine
acelom
acelomate
acelomatous
acenaphthene
acenaphthenes
acenaphthoquinone
acenaphthoquinones
acenaphthylene
acene
acenes
acenesthesia
acenocoumarin
acenocoumarol
acentric (current term)
acentric chromosome
acentric fragment
acentromeric
acentrous
aceology
acephal
acephala
acephalalgic
acephalan
acephalans
acephalgic
acephali
acephalic

Literary usage of Acentric

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1. A Treatise on the Application of Analysis to Solid Geometry by Duncan Farquharson Gregory, William Walton (1852)
"acentric Surfaces. 89. The general equation to these may be put in the form Qy* + -nz2 + 2P'x = 0 (6), in which one of the constants may always be supposed ..."

2. The Flying-machine from an Engineering Standpoint: A Reprint of the "James by Frederick William Lanchester, James Forrest lecture (1917)
"acentric TYPES or MACHINE. The type of machine here suggested would be liable to certain objections on the ground that the line of the propeller- thrust is ..."

3. The Mechanics' Magazine, Museum, Register, Journal, and Gazette (1831)
"This pinion catches in the cpgs or notches of an acentric wheel, C, ... The name acentric has heen given to a wheel, that has neither axis nor radii, ..."

4. Iron: An Illustrated Weekly Journal for Iron and Steel Manufacturers edited by Sholto Percy, Perry Fairfax Nursey (1831)
"The name acentric has been given to a wheel, that has neither axis nor radii, ... The construction of the acentric wheel is such as to afford a new and ..."

5. Aerodynamics: Constituting the First Volume of a Complete Work on Aerial Flight by Frederick William Lanchester (1908)
"The relative advantage of the centric and acentric types of ... The acentric arrangement also results in some considerable complication from a theoretical ..."

6. Oil Engines: Details and Operation by Lacey Harvey Morrison (1919)
""The eccentric F is keyed to the shaft B and carries a second acentric E ... This acentric E drives the fuel pump plunger through the eccentric strap shown. ..."

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