body-centered

adjective
body-cen·​tered | \ ˈbä-dē-ˌsen-tərd How to pronounce body-centered (audio) \

Definition of body-centered

: relating to or being a crystal space lattice in which each cubic unit cell has an atom at its center and at each vertex — compare face-centered

First Known Use of body-centered

1918, in the meaning defined above

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“Body-centered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/body-centered. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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