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 (sĕn′trĭk) also cen·tri·cal (-trĭ-kəl)
1. Situated at or near the center; central.
2. Having a center.
3. Having radially symmetrical valves. Used of diatoms.

cen′tri·cal·ly adv.
cen·tric′i·ty (sĕn-trĭs′ĭ-tē) n.


(ˈsɛntrɪk) or


1. being central or having a centre
2. (Physiology) relating to or originating at a nerve centre
3. (Botany) botany
a. Also: concentric (of vascular bundles) having one type of tissue completely surrounding the other
b. (of leaves, such as those of the onion) cylindrical
ˈcentrically adv
centricity n


(ˈsɛn trɪk)

also cen′tri•cal,

pertaining to or situated at the center; central.
[1580–90; < Greek kentrikós=kéntr(on) (see center) + -ikos -ic]
cen′tri•cal•ly, adv.
cen•tric′i•ty (-ˈtrɪs ɪ ti) n.


a combining form meaning “having centers” of the specified number or kind (dicentric); “centered upon, focused around” that named by the first element (ethnocentric).
[see centric]
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Adj.1.centric - having or situated at or near a center
central - in or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area; "a central position"
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There is variation in ANB angle between patient's centric occlusion and centric relation.
The Lucia Jig is a very important clinical device used in dental science, as a differential diagnosis method to detect occlusal interferences in the centric relation position, fundamental in planning prosthetic oral rehabilitation (Lucia, 1964; Venturelli, Zuim, & Garcia, 2009; Nassar et al.
Functional crossbite occurs because of functional shift in mandible from centric relation to maximum intercuspation due to any premature contact of the malplaced tooth/teeth.
Chapters discuss work philosophy, occlusion-related terminology, organic occlusion and basic principles, anterior guidance, centric relation, bilateral posterior occlusal stability, the etiopathology of occlusal problems, splint therapy, occlusal adjustment, and occlusion in implant-supported fixed dental prostheses and single units.
This AMD maintains this dimension while centric relation is recorded using the incorporated gothic arch tracing plate and stylus.
Mandibular cast was mounted in centric relation (fig: 11).
The Difference in Condylar Position Between Centric Relation and Centric Occlusion in Pretreatment Japanese Orthodontic Patients.
The Lucia jig is used to de-program the masticatory muscles and facilitate the manipulation of the jaw in the centric relation position in normal subjects or in patients with TMD.
Centric relation is related to the terminal hinge axis.
Wax bite rim duplicate of the mandibular teeth set-up of the trial denture set over the titanium alloy framework and maxillary teeth set-up trial dentures were both used to verify the vertical dimension of occlusion (VDO), aesthetics, phonetics, as well as to register jaw relation at centric relation (CR).
Discrepancies between the centric relation (CR) and the maximal intercuspation (MI) positions and their therapeutic implications have been extensively debated.