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centric

or centrical

[sen-trik] /ˈsɛn trɪk/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or situated at the center; central.
2.
Anatomy, Physiology. pertaining to or originating at a nerve center.
Origin of centric
1580-1590
1580-90; < Greek kentrikós of, pertaining to a cardinal point, equivalent to kéntr(on) (see center) + -ikos -ic
Related forms
centrically, adverb
centricity
[sen-tris-i-tee] /sɛnˈtrɪs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
multicentric, adjective
uncentric, adjective
uncentrical, adjective

-centric

1.
a combining form with the meanings “having a center or centers” of the specified number or kind (polycentric); “centered upon, focused around” that named by the first element (ethnocentric; heliocentric).
Origin
see centr-, -ic
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centric

/ˈsɛntrɪk/
adjective
1.
being central or having a centre
2.
relating to or originating at a nerve centre
3.
(botany)
  1. Also concentric. (of vascular bundles) having one type of tissue completely surrounding the other
  2. (of leaves, such as those of the onion) cylindrical
Derived Forms
centrically, adverb
centricity (sɛnˈtrɪsɪtɪ) noun

-centric

suffix
1.
having a centre as specified: heliocentric
Word Origin
abstracted from eccentric, concentric, etc
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Word Origin and History for centric

-centric

word-forming element meaning "having a center (of a certain kind); centered on," from Greek kentrikos "pertaining to a center," from kentron (see center (n.)).

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centric in Medicine

centric cen·tric (sěn'trĭk) or cen·tri·cal (-trĭ-kəl)
adj.
Situated at or near the center; central.

-centric suff.

  1. Having a specified kind or number of centers: polycentric

  2. Having a specified object as the center: egocentric.

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