metacentric

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met·a·cen·tric

 (mĕt′ə-sĕn′trĭk)
adj.
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.
n.
A metacentric chromosome.

met′a·cen·tric′i·ty (-sĕn-trĭs′ĭ-tē) n.

met•a•cen•tric

(ˌmɛt əˈsɛn trɪk)

adj.
(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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.metacentric - of or relating to the metacentermetacentric - of or relating to the metacenter  
ship building, shipbuilding - the construction of ships
2.metacentric - having two equal arms because of the median position of the centromere; "a metacentric chromosome"