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centromere Explained

centromere at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Structure in a chromosome that holds together the two chromatids. It is the point of attachment to the structure that pulls the chromatids to opposite ends of the cell during cell division (see mitosis). During the middle stage of mitosis, the centromere duplicates and the chromatid pair separates, each chromatid becoming a separate chromosome. Thus, when the cell divides, both daughter cells have complete sets of chromosomes.

centromere at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a specialized condensed region of each chromosome that
appears during mitosis where the chromatids are held
together to form an X shape; "the centromere is difficult
to sequence" [syn: {kinetochore}]

centromere at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


From Inter: etyl » de Inter: term » Centromer, corresponding to Inter: term » centro- + Inter: etyl » grc Inter: term » μέρος||part|lang=grc.


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈsɛntɹə(ʊ)mɪə/


Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: context » genetics The central region of a eukaryotic chromosome where the kinetochore is assembled.
    1. 1999, Inter: w » Matt Ridley, Genome, Harper Perennial 2000, p. 16:
    2. : Every chromosome has a long arm and a short arm separated by a pinch point known as a centromere.


      Inter: trans-top » region of a eukaryotic chromosome

  • Chinese: 着丝点
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|tsentromeer
  • French: Inter: t- » fr|centromère|m
  • German: Zentromer {{n}}

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|セントロメア|sc=Jpan, Inter: t+ » ja|動原体|sc=Jpan
    • Korean: 중심립 (jungsimnip)
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|centrómero|m
    • Vietnamese: đoạn trung tâm

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » centromere
    Translation: ja » centromere
    Translation: pl » centromere
    Translation: ta » centromere
    Translation: vi » centromere
    Translation: zh » centromere

    centromère at English (WD) Of Explained:



    Inter: fr-noun » m|sort=centromere
  • Inter: genetics » lang=fr centromere