galactocentric

adjective

ga·​lac·​to·​cen·​tric
gə¦laktə¦sen‧trik
: having or relating to the Milky Way as the center
a galactocentric universe

Word History

Etymology

galact- + -centric

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of galactocentric was in 1884

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“Galactocentric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/galactocentric. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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