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

Nearby words

  1. centrefold,
  2. centrencephalic,
  3. centrepiece,
  4. centri-,
  5. centri-acinar emphysema,
  6. centric fusion,
  7. centric occlusion,
  8. centriciput,
  9. centricity,
  10. centrifugal

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

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British Dictionary definitions for centricity




being central or having a centre
relating to or originating at a nerve centre
  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 Formscentrically, adverbcentricity (sɛnˈtrɪsɪtɪ), noun

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Medicine definitions for centricity




Situated at or near the center; central.

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