Medical Definition of Acentric chromosome

Reviewed on 3/29/2021

Acentric chromosome: A fragment of a chromosome (one of the microscopically visible carriers of the genetic material DNA) that is lacking a centromere (the "waist" of the chromosome essential for the division and the retention of the chromosome in the cell) and so is lost when the cell divides.

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If menopause occurs in a woman younger than ___ years, it is considered to be premature. See Answer

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