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1. Of or relating to a metacenter.
2. Genetics Having the centromere in the median position so that the arms are of equal length. Used of a chromosome.
A metacentric chromosome.
met′a·cen·tric′i·ty (-sĕn-trĭs′ĭ-tē) n.
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met•a•cen•tric(ˌmɛt əˈsɛn trɪk)
(of a chromosome) having the centromere positioned at the center and thereby having the two arms of equal length.
met`a•cen•tric′i•ty (-ˈtrɪs ɪ ti) n.
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|Adj.||1.||metacentric - of or relating to the metacenter|
|2.||metacentric - having two equal arms because of the median position of the centromere; "a metacentric chromosome"|
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