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centric

[sen-trik]
adjective
  1. pertaining to or situated at the center; central.
  2. Anatomy, Physiology. pertaining to or originating at a nerve center.
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Also cen·tri·cal.

Origin of centric

1580–90; < Greek kentrikós of, pertaining to a cardinal point, equivalent to kéntr(on) (see center) + -ikos -ic
Related formscen·tri·cal·ly, adverbcen·tric·i·ty [sen-tris-i-tee] /sɛnˈtrɪs ɪ ti/, nounmul·ti·cen·tric, adjectiveun·cen·tric, adjectiveun·cen·tri·cal, adjective
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Examples from the Web for centrical

Historical Examples

  • A minute difference in the centrical parts is always accompanied with an infinitely greater in the exterior parts.

    Buffon's Natural History. Volume V (of 10)

    Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon

  • As regards the third point, Washington, from the lie of the land, can hardly have been said to be centrical at any time.


British Dictionary definitions for centrical

centric

centrical

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
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Derived Formscentrically, adverbcentricity (sɛnˈtrɪsɪtɪ), noun
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centrical in Medicine

centric

(sĕntrĭk)
adj.
  1. Situated at or near the center; central.
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