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a.1.Deviating from circularity; changing the distance from a center.
Paracentric curve
(Math.) a curve having the property that, when its plane is placed vertically, a body descending along it, by the force of gravity, will approach to, or recede from, a fixed point or center, by equal distances in equal times; - called also a paracentric.
Paracentric motion
the motion or velocity of a revolving body, such as a planet, by which it approaches to, or recedes from, the center, without reference to its motion in space, or to its motion as reckoned in any other direction.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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X-linked deafness-2 (DFNX2) phenotype associated with a paracentric inversion upstream of POU3F4.
Nunez et al., "A cryptic paracentric inversion of MSH2 exons 2-6 causes Lynch syndrome," Carcinogenesis, vol.
The aforementioned rearrangements are intrachromosomal paracentric inversions and account for the vast majority of variants found in PTC.
The structural changes involving the long arm of chromosome 3 at bands 3q21 and 3q26.2 in the forms of inversion and translocation--namely, paracentric inversion [inv(3)(q21q26.2), referred to as inv(3) hereafter] and homologous translocations [t(3;3)(q21;q26.2), referred to as t(3;3) hereafter]--in myeloid neoplasms have long been recognized.
Meanwhile, one or several chromosomal abnormalities, especially autosomal aberrations (including Robertsonian and balanced translocations) and pericentric and paracentric inversions, have been documented in about 8% of men with severe oligozoospermia (7).
However, Rothfels (1989) hypothesized the possibility of "mating trials" within sympatric populations of black flies (Simuliidae) between taxa differentiated by paracentric chromosomal inversions in males.
2911 Dia, I., Population structure of newly established Anopheles funestus populations in the Senegal River basin using paracentric chromosomal inversions.
A different fundamental arm number, which may be attributed to the intra-chromosomal changes involving pericentric and paracentric inversion, suggests an origin from the same primitive ancestor.
labrosus from the Capivara Reservoir (Carvalho and Dias, 2007) and from the Tibagi River (this study), but in terminal and interstitial positions, respectively, it is possible that there was a paracentric inversion in a subtelocentric pair bearing 5S ribosomal genes.
In mammalian sex chromosomes, a series of Y inversions disrupting X-Y recombination have been reported (Lahn & Page 1999); in plants such as Silene latifolia, Y chromosome evolution involved two large inversions, one paracentric and one pericentric (Hobza et al.
Though the 'paracentric' theme might sound suspiciously nebulous, like the dread parametric, it loosely means 'away from the centre'.
Cytogenetic study of paracentric inversions in Tridax procumbens (Compositae).