bicentric

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

Definition of bicentric

1a 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

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Other Words from bicentric

bicentricity \ (ˌ)bī-​ˌsen-​ˈtri-​sə-​tē \ noun, plural -es

History and Etymology for bicentric

bi- entry 1 + centric

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“Bicentric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bicentric. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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