bicentric

adjective

bi·​cen·​tric
(ˌ)bī-ˈsen-trik
1
a
of a taxon : having two centers of origin
it is doubtful that Zea is bicentric
Limulus is an outstanding example of a bicentric genus
b
: having or involving two centers
the bicentric distribution of certain Scandinavian plants
a lichen of bicentric origin
2
: having two centromeres
bicentricity
(ˌ)bī-ˌsen-ˈtri-sə-tē
noun
plural -es

Word History

Etymology

bi- entry 1 + centric

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“Bicentric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bicentric. Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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