acrocentric etymology

English word acrocentric comes from English -centric, English acro- (Extremity. Peak. Sharp. Tip.)

Detailed word origin of acrocentric

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-centric English (eng) Having a specified number of centres. Having a specified object at the centre, or as the focus of attention.
acro- English (eng) Extremity. Peak. Sharp. Tip.
acrocentric English (eng) (genetics) (of a chromosome) Having the centromere very near to one end, and thus having a long arm, and a very short arm. A chromosome that has the centromere very near to one end, and thus has a long arm, and a very short arm.

Words with the same origin as acrocentric

Descendants of -centric
Afrocentrically Americentric Christocentric Danocentric Hibernocentric Scotocentric Swedocentric androcentric autocentric ciscentric cybercentric egocentric endocentricity excentric heterocentric holocentric idiocentric jovicentric lipocentric matricentric metrocentric nucleocentric omphalocentric somatocentric
Descendants of acro-
acroagnosis acroanaesthesia acroasphyxia acrobrachycephaly acrocallosal acrocephaly acrocyanosis acrocyanotic acrodermatosis acrodrome acrodysplasia acrofacial acrognosis acrohyperhidrosis acrolect acroleukopathy acromelalgia acropathy acrophase acrophobia acrophony acrophyte acropigmentation acrosyndesis beth