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1. One hundredth (10-2): centiliter.
2. One hundred: centipede.
centi-or before a vowel
1. denoting one hundredth: centimetre. Symbol: c
2. rare denoting a hundred: centipede.
[from French, from Latin centum hundred]
a combining form meaning “hundredth” or “hundred”: centiliter; centimeter; centipede.
[< Latin, comb. form of centum]
A prefix meaning "a hundredth," as in centigram, a hundredth of a gram.
Prefix meaning a 100th or 1⁄100 in the metric system; e.g., a centiliter (cl) is a unit of volume equal to 1⁄100 (0.01) liter.