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English noun: centromere

1. centromere (body) a specialized condensed region of each chromosome that appears during mitosis where the chromatids are held together to form an X shape


SamplesThe centromere is difficult to sequence.


Synonymskinetochore


Broader (hypernym)anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure


Part meronymchromosome









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