Definition of Dicentric chromosome

Reviewed on 3/29/2021

Dicentric chromosome: A chromosome that is abnormal in that it has two centromeres rather than one. Because the centromere is essential for chromosome division, a dicentric chromosome is pulled in opposite directions when the cell divides. This causes the chromosome to form a bridge and then break and be unstable.


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