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Robertsonian translocation

Definition(s)

The joining of two acrocentric chromosomes at the centromeres with loss of their short arms to form a single abnormal chromosome; acrocentric chromosomes are the Y chromosome and chromosome numbers 13, 14, 15, 21, and 22

Definition from: GeneReviewsThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. from the University of Washington and the National Center for Biotechnology Information

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: August 18, 2014