Pronunciation: (met"u-sen'trik), [key]
1. Naval Archit.of or pertaining to a metacenter.
2. Genetics.of or pertaining to any chromosome or chromatid whose centromere is centrally located, creating two apparently equal chromosome arms. Cf. acentric, (def. 2), acrocentric, telocentric.
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