bicentric

adjective bi·cen·tric \ (ˌ)bī-ˈsen-trik \

Definition of bicentric

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

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Origin and Etymology of bicentric

1bi- + centric


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