Centric



pertaining to or situated at the center; central.
Anatomy, Physiology. pertaining to or originating at a nerve center.
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).
Historical Examples

adjective
being central or having a centre
relating to or originating at a nerve centre
(botany)

Also concentric. (of vascular bundles) having one type of tissue completely surrounding the other
(of leaves, such as those of the onion) cylindrical

suffix
having a centre as specified: heliocentric

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.)).

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

-centric suff.

Having a specified kind or number of centers: polycentric

Having a specified object as the center: egocentric.

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