1. centromere

noun. a specialized condensed region of each chromosome that appears during mitosis where the chromatids are held together to form an X shape.


  • anatomical structure
  • kinetochore
  • complex body part
  • structure
  • body structure
  • bodily structure


  • Centromer (German)

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Sentences with centromere

1. Noun, singular or mass
Chromosomes are divided into two parts with a constriction point in the in the middle which is known as the centromere.

2. Adjective
They consist of microtubules that originate from the centrioles, two wheel-shaped bodies located in the centromere area of the cell.

3. Adverb
Again in eukaryotes only, each chromosome has a *centromere*, a constricted region of the chromosome at which sister chromatids are joined.