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-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).
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Origin of -centric

see origin at centr-, -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for -centric

-centric

suffix forming adjectives
  1. having a centre as specifiedheliocentric
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Word Origin for -centric

abstracted from eccentric, concentric, etc
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Word Origin and History for -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

suff.
  1. Having a specified kind or number of centers:polycentric
  2. Having a specified object as the center:egocentric.
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