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1. without a centre
2. not on centre; eccentric
3. (Genetics) genetics (of a chromosome or chromosome fragment) lacking a centromere
(Genetics) an acentric chromosome or fragment


(eɪˈsɛn trɪk)

1. not centered; having no center.
2. (of a chromosome) lacking a centromere.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.acentric - lacking a centromereacentric - lacking a centromere; "an acentric chromosome fragment"
2.acentric - not centered or having no centeracentric - not centered or having no center  
nonconcentric, eccentric - not having a common center; not concentric; "eccentric circles"


a. acéntrico, fuera del centro.
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In her role as ventura, Morgana acts as the arbitress of the series of chances (venture) of which acentric romance narrative is composed.
The nucleus is acentric and appears drawn to the cortex at the site of a band (Fig.
Micronucleus (MN) occurs acentric chromosome fragments or whole chromosomes during mitotic cell division and as small additional nuclei, appears in the cytoplasm of interphasic cells (11).
I used the endonuclease I-CreI to generate acentric chromosomes in Drosophila larvae.
The results listed in Table 3 for critical temperature, critical pressure, bubble point temperature, density, and acentric values for the C7+ fraction for the 13 oil samples are plotted in the figures from 6 to 10, respectively.
Micronuclei (MN) are small extranuclear bodies containing genetic material, such as acentric chromosome/chromatid fragments or whole chromosomes/chromatids, that form during cell division.
These enclose acentric fragments or whole chromosomes that have not been included in the main nuclei at cell division and in the cytoplasm (19).
The micronucleus assay, as a simple and sensitive short-term screening method performed in a number of organisms for determining the mutagenicity of chemical substances [11-14] Micronuclei formed by the condensation of acentric fragments, or whole chromosomes, that fail to integrate into the daughter nuclei during mitosis.
Rather than the expected mature particles with conical cores surrounding the nucleoprotein, aberrant structures are observed that appear partly immature and contain acentric nucleoprotein.
o]), and acentric factor ([omega]), which are all provided in Tables 1, 2, and 3 in nondimensional terms (referenced to R-114 values).
It has been correlated to the Pitzer acentric factor [omega]: