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dicentric

Line breaks: di|cen¦tric
Pronunciation: /dʌɪˈsɛntrɪk
 
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Genetics

Definition of dicentric in English:

adjective

(Of a chromosome) having two centromeres.
Example sentences
  • Thus, in these three cases the distal end of the P element inserted into either the homolog or the sister chromatid in the direction of the centromere to create a dicentric chromosome.
  • A second set of slides from each clone were analyzed for dicentric chromosomes using centromere-specific staining.
  • Chromatid breaks, fragments, sister chromatid union, dicentric chromosomes and gaps were observed with all concentrations of karathane LC at both treatment times.

noun

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A dicentric chromosome.
Example sentences
  • The results are expressed as per cent aberrant cells, chromatid and chromosome breaks, dicentrics, centric rings, exchanges, acentric fragments, total aberrations, polyploidy and SDC in Tables I - III.
  • In this cell line one dicentric involving chromosome 3 was observed in 436 cells, four dicentrics involving chromosome 19 in 114 cells and four dicentrics involving chromosome 22 in 117 cells.
  • We observed 28 breaks of the chromatid type, 13 of chromosome type and 10 dicentrics.

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