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Having the centromere located near one end of the chromosome so that one chromosomal arm is long and the other is short.
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(Genetics) (of a chromosome) having the centromere at one end
(Genetics) an acrocentric chromosome
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ac•ro•cen•tric(ˌæk rəˈsɛn trɪk)
(of a chromosome) having the centromere closer to one end than the other, resulting in two arms of unequal length.
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|Adj.||1.||acrocentric - having a subterminal centromere; "an acrocentric chromosome"|
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