Definition of acentric in English:


Line breaks: acen|tric
Pronunciation: /eɪˈsɛntrɪk


1Without a centre; not centralized.
1.1 Genetics (Of a chromosome) having no centromere.
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  • However, not all acentric chromosomes and dicentric chromosomes/centric rings were converted to MNi and NPB respectively, depending on the dose of radiation.
  • This classification method uses anti-kinetochore antibody staining to identify the presence of kinetochore protein associated with the centromeres of chromosomes or its absence from acentric chromosome fragments.
  • Also excluded are exchanges that would generate dicentric or acentric chromosomes, such as exchanges that may occur between rDNA subunits lying in opposite orientation.

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