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

Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of body-centered was in 1918

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“Body-centered.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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