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 segment is replaced by an inverted segment that lacks a centromere.

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A*cen"tric (#), a. [Gr. priv. + a point, a center.]

Not centered; without a center.


© Webster 1913.

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