acentric chromosome


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Related to acentric chromosome: acrocentric chromosome, telocentric chromosome
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Noun1.acentric chromosome - a chromosome lacking a centromereacentric chromosome - a chromosome lacking a centromere  
chromosome - a threadlike strand of DNA in the cell nucleus that carries the genes in a linear order; "humans have 22 chromosome pairs plus two sex chromosomes"
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Micronuclei (the name means 'small nucleus') are cytoplasmic bodies having a portion of acentric chromosome or whole chromosome which was not carried to the opposite poles during the anaphase.
MN arises from acentric chromosome fragments or chromosomes which are not incorporated into daughter nuclei during mitosis (25).