Metacentric chromosome



metacentric chromosome n.
A chromosome with a centrally placed centromere that divides the chromosome into two arms having approximately equal length.

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    [met-uh-ser-kair-ee-uh] /ˌmɛt ə sərˈkɛər i ə/ noun, plural metacercariae [met-uh-ser-kair-ee-ee] /ˌmɛt ə sərˈkɛər iˌi/ (Show IPA). Zoology. 1. the encysted larva of a trematode, usually found in or on an aquatic intermediate host. metacercaria met·a·cer·car·i·a (mět’ə-sər-kār’ē-ə) n. pl. met·a·cer·car·i·ae (-ē-ē’) The encysted maturing stage of a trematode in its intermediate host prior to transfer to […]

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