Definition of Dicentric

1. Adjective. (context: of a chromosome) Having two centromeres (an aberration). ¹

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Definition of Dicentric

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Dicentric

1. An abnormal chromosome with two centromeres as opposed to the normal one entromere. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dicentric

dice box
dice cup
dice run
dice runs
dice snake
dice snakes
dice with death
dicentric (current term)
dicentric chromosome
dicephalus diauchenos
dicephalus dipus dibrachius
dicephalus dipus tetrabrachius
dicephalus dipus tribrachius
dicephalus dipygus
dicephalus monauchenos

Literary usage of Dicentric

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1. Creation Centred in Christ by Henry Grattan Guinness (1896)
"THE dicentric CHARACTER OF HISTORY AS RELATED TO THE FIRST AND SECOND ADVENTS OF CHRIST. ... Plants are monocentric ; while animals are dicentric. ..."

2. A Textbook of General Embryology by William Erskine Kellicott (1913)
"Commencement of dicentric system. D. Arrangement during the process of mitosis. Symmetrical dicentric system. a,b, cell axis; k, nucleus. arranged in a ..."

3. Embryogeny: An Account of the Laws Govering the Development of the Animal by Hans Przibram (1908)
"As the chromosomes move apart the formation which was previously mono- centric becomes dicentric, and around each new centre a special layer is defined by ..."

4. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1904)
"... the chromosomes, which now are connected together only by linin threads. Then the nuclear membrane dissolves away and a dicentric figure appears ..."

5. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings [of The] Annual Meeting by Conference of Charities and Correction (U.S.), National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, National Conference of Social Work (U.S.) (1902)
"The laying out of suburbs, the increasing in an endless number of ways the dicentric tendencies in the movement of population, the encouragement of ..."

6. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1903)
"... he can refer the condition, equally as the separation of an ' upper ' from a ' lower half,' to the ' typical dicentric foundation' of the parietal. ..."

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