HyperDic: metacentric

English > 2 senses of the word metacentric:
ADJECTIVEpertmetacentricof or relating to the metacenter
pertmetacentrichaving two equal arms because of the median position of the centromere
English > metacentric: 2 senses > adjective 1, pert
MeaningOf or relating to the metacenter.
Categoryshipbuilding, ship buildingThe construction of ships
Spanishmetacéntrico
Nounsmetacenter(shipbuilding) the point of intersection between two vertical lines, one line through the center of buoyancy of the hull of a ship in equilibrium and the other line through the center of buoyancy of the hull when the ship is inclined to one side
English > metacentric: 2 senses > adjective 2, pert
MeaningHaving two equal arms because of the median position of the centromere.
Example"a metacentric chromosome"
Spanishmetacéntrico
Nounscentromerea specialized condensed region of each chromosome that appears during mitosis where the chromatids are held together to form an X shape

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