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Acrocentric

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Acrocentric

(Science: cell biology) a chromosome or chromatids with a non-centrally-located centromere, producing chromosome arms with unequal lengths. Having a subterminal centromere; an acrocentric chromosome.Pertaining to the centromere of a chromosome. If the centromere is not positioned in the middle of a chromosome, i.e. one end is longer than the other then the chromosome; it is deemed acrocentric.