Medical Definition of Centromere
Centromere: The 'waist' of the chromosome that is essential for the division and retention of the chromosome in the cell. The centromere is a uniquely specialized region of the chromosome to which spindle fibers attach during cell division.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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