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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.
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(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
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(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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Determination of occlusal vertical dimension and centric relation using swallowing in edentulous patients.
Centric relation (CR) has been a provocative subject in dentistry.
On the next appointment, centric relation was recorded with the chin point guidance method, using the acrylic base with a front jig and thermoplastic registration material (Bite Compound, GC, Tokyo, Japan).
All of them were subjected to complete occlusal examination, which revealed that all of them had centric relation to centric occlusal (CR-CO) discrepancy of 0.253 mm both in horizontal and vertical directions.
The typical hinge axis movement can occur when the condyles are stabilised in their most superior position in the articular fossa, which called the terminal hinge position or Centric Relation (CR) position.
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., 2012).
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.
Thus every change in vertical causes a change in the relative transverse position of the mandible to the maxilla (centric relation).24 Presumably, one would have to take a new centric record with every change in vertical, if a facebow has not been employed for orientation of occlusal plane on articulator.6 Fayed et al suggested that face-bow procedures should not only be advocated but also be made mandatory because of the usefulness in reducing occlusal errors especially when anatomical teeth are used.4 Several investigators have recognized the significance of accurately establishing the sagittal inclination of the maxillary cast on the articulator for correct RCD function and esthetics.26
The cephalogram of the FR patients were taken in centric relation using a leaf gauge.
This AMD maintains this dimension while centric relation is recorded using the incorporated gothic arch tracing plate and stylus.