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(English) Chromosome whose centromere is approximately midway between each end, thereby forming two equal chromosome "arms" (Ratio of long arm to short arm is 1:1). (See also: Chromosome, centromere)
(French) Chromosome dont le centromère est approximativement à mi-chemin entre chaque extrémité, formant de cette façon deux ‘bras’ égaux du chromosome (le rapport entre le bras long et le bras court est 1 : 1). (See also: Chromosome, centromere)
(Portuguese) Cromossomas cujo centrómero está aproximadamente equidistante das suas pontas formando portanto dois braços iguais. (See also: Chromosome, centromere)

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