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Descriptor English: Centromere
Descriptor Spanish: Centrómero
Descriptor Portuguese: Centrômero
Descriptor French: Centromère
Entry term(s): Centromeres
Tree number(s): A11.284.430.106.279.345.190.160.165
G05.360.160.165
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002503
Scope note: The clear constricted portion of the chromosome at which the chromatids are joined and by which the chromosome is attached to the spindle during cell division.
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
GE genetics
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Chromosomes (1966-1977)
Public MeSH Note: 91; was see under CHROMOSOMES 1978-90
History Note: 91(78); was see under CHROMOSOMES 1978-90
Related: DNA, Satellite MeSH
DeCS ID: 2539
Unique ID: D002503
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1977/04/29
Revision Date: 2008/07/08
Centromere - Preferred
Concept UI M0003815
Scope note The clear constricted portion of the chromosome at which the chromatids are joined and by which the chromosome is attached to the spindle during cell division.
Preferred term Centromere
Entry term(s) Centromeres



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