Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having the centromere located near one end of the chromosome so that one chromosomal arm is long and the other is short.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective having a subterminal centromere.

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  • adjective genetics, of a chromosome Having the centromere very near to one end, and thus having a long arm, and a very short arm.
  • noun A chromosome that has the centromere very near to one end, and thus has a long arm, and a very short arm.

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  • adjective having a subterminal centromere

Etymologies

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From acro- + -centric

Examples

  • If the centromere is close to the end, the chromosome is acrocentric and the very short arm consists of a stalk and a knob

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  • Agreeing with his submissions, the Division Bench said that the question, 'Draw and label the parts of acrocentric chromosome,' does not mention that the diagram should be depicted only in a particular position.

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  • The petitioner had said that he drew and labelled the parts of acrocentric chromosome as required in question number 19 in Section B of the biology question paper.

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  • Dismissing a writ appeal filed by the State, a Division Bench comprising Justice D. Murugesan and Justice M. Duraiswamy agreed with the student's counsel, Isaac Mohanlal, that the acrocentric chromosome of the nucleus of living cells does not have a static position and hence it could be drawn vertically upward or vertically downward or even horizontally.

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  • Examinations to award three more marks to a Plus Two student who was denied those marks in the public examinations held in March this year for having drawn a diagram of 'acrocentric chromosome' in a different position than the way it was printed in the biology textbook.

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  • If the centromere is close to the end, the chromosome is acrocentric and the very short arm consists of a stalk and a knob

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  • All four populations had 2n = 38, with ZZ/ZW sex chromosomes (Z, acrocentric; W, submetacentric).

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