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excentric Syllabification: ex·cen·tric
Pronunciation: /ikˈsentrik/

Definition of excentric in English:


chiefly Biology
Not centrally placed or not having its axis or other part placed centrally: a distinct excentric nucleus
More example sentences
  • Less consistently, they found excentric, small nucleoli and nuclear overlap.
  • The nucleus of the lymphocyte becomes larger, stains less dark and acquires a one-sided indentation and an excentric position.
  • To quote Black Diamond: ‘because our asymmetrical hexagonal design allows one excentric to fit four different crack configurations, the hex has a range similar to a comparably sized SLCD, at considerably reduced weight and price.’


Pronunciation: /-(ə)lē/
Example sentences
  • Bittner: ‘The outline of this species is rounded, the height greater than its breadth, the hinge-margin straight, the umbo projects little above it and lies somewhat excentrically, or almost in the middle of the hinge-margin.’
  • Their excentrically located, usually kidney-shaped nucleus, which is always darker than in the fibroblasts, is a secure criterion for their identification.
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