adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary tel- + centromere + -ic Date: 1939 having the centromere terminally situated so that there is only one chromosomal arm <
a telocentric chromosome
telocentric noun

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  • telocentric — TELOCÉNTRIC, Ă adj. (despre cromozomi) cu centromer terminal. (< fr. télocentrique) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • telocentric — telo·cen·tric .tel ə sen trik, .tēl adj having the centromere terminally situated so that there is only one chromosomal arm <telocentric chromosomes> compare ACROCENTRIC, METACENTRIC telocentric n a telocentric chromosome * * * n. a… …   Medical dictionary

  • telocentric — n. a chromosome in which the centromere is situated at either of its ends. Derivatives: telocentric adj …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • telocentric — adjective having the form of a straight rod because the centromere is in a terminal position a telocentric chromosome • Pertains to noun: ↑centromere …   Useful english dictionary

  • telocentric — adj. [Gr. telos, end; kentron, center of circle] Chromosomes in which the centromere is terminal; see acrocentric …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • telocentric — /tel euh sen trik/, adj. Genetics. of or pertaining to any chromosome or chromatid whose centromere is positioned at its end, creating one chromosome arm. Cf. acentric (def. 2), acrocentric, metacentric (def. 2). [1940 45; TELO 2 + CENTRIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • telocentric — adjective having the centromere at one end …   Wiktionary

  • telocentric —   Of a chromosome, having but one arm, the centromere being terminal.   Cf. acrocentric, metacentric …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • telocentric — telo·cen·tric …   English syllables

  • telocentric — tel•o•cen•tric [[t]ˌtɛl əˈsɛn trɪk, ˌti lə [/t]] adj. gen (of a chromosome) having the centromere positioned at one end and thereby having the shape of a rod • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

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