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Pericentric inversion

Definition(s)

An inversion in which the breakpoints occur on both arms of a chromosome. The inverted segment spans the centromere.

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

Related discussion in the Handbook

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: December 16, 2014