Definition of acrocentric in English:

acrocentric

adjective

Biology
  • Of a chromosome: having the centromere close to one end, so that one arm is much shorter than the other Compare metacentric, telocentric.

noun

Biology
  • An acrocentric chromosome.

Origin

1940s. From acro- + -centric.

Pronunciation:

acrocentric

/ˌakrə(ʊ)ˈsɛntrɪk/