Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. pericentral
  • adj. Of or pertaining to a pericentre
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the centromere of a chromosome

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to a pericenter; pericentral.
  • In geology, deposited around a center, as lava-flows or tuffs around a crater.

Etymologies

peri- +‎ centric (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • … Humans and chimps differ not only in chromosome number, but also by nine pericentric chromosomal inversions and one centric fusion.

    Dog Bites Man - The Panda's Thumb

  • (34 M/SM + 6 ST/A) and we concluded that the differences between the two cryptic species are due to pericentric inversions and one tandem fusion.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles

  • Position-effect variegation (PEV) is the stochastic transcriptional silencing of a gene positioned adjacent to heterochromatin. white-mottled X-chromosomal inversions in Drosophila are classic PEV models that show variegation of the eye color gene white due to its relocation next to pericentric heterochromatin.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.