Fig. 22 is a transverse section of Cymbella in which the valves are nearly parallel and the median nodules are excentric.
excentric: not in the centre; revolving or arranged about a point that is not central.
He is a nice old gentleman, but people do say he is 'excentric.'
They possess a distinct membrane and an excentric nucleus, and contain numerous yellow pigment-granules in the endoplasm.
She cheats the excentric with the clap-trap of fredom, and makes him serve her in the habiliments ov the harlequin.
Cephalis subcylindrical, with an excentric, stout, pyramidal horn of the same length.
As another example, suppose we have a circular cylinder whose mass-centre is at an excentric point, rolling on a horizontal plane.
Cephalis subspherical, with an excentric conical horn of the same length.
The line from the earth to the “excentric” was called the line of apses.
Cephalis slenderly ovate, with an excentric pyramidal horn of the same length.
early 15c., "eccentric circle or orbit," originally a term in Ptolemaic astronomy, "circle or orbit not having the Earth precisely at its center," from Middle French eccentrique and directly from Medieval Latin eccentricus (noun and adjective), from Greek ekkentros "out of the center" (as opposed to concentric), from ek "out" (see ex-) + kentron "center" (see center (n.)). Meaning "odd or whimsical person" attested by 1824.
June 4 .--Died in the streets in Newcastle, William Barron, an eccentric, well known for many years by the name of Billy Pea-pudding. [John Sykes, "Local Records, or Historical Register of Remarkable Events which have Occurred Exclusively in the Counties of Durham and Northumberland, Town and County of Newcastle Upon Tyne, and Berwick Upon Tweed," Newcastle, 1824]
1550s, from Middle French eccentrique and directly from Medieval Latin eccentricus (noun and adjective; see eccentric (n.)). Figurative sense of "odd, whimsical" first recorded 1620s.
eccentric ec·cen·tric (ĭk-sěn'trĭk, ěk-)
Departing from a recognized, conventional, or established norm or pattern.
Situated or proceeding away from the center.