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cen·tric(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·tric′i·ty (sĕn-trĭs′ĭ-tē) n.
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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
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pertaining to or situated at the center; central.
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).
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