Definition of excentric in English:

excentric

adjective

Biology
  • Not placed centrally or arranged symmetrically about a centre.

    ‘a distinct excentric nucleus’
    • ‘The nucleus of the lymphocyte becomes larger, stains less dark and acquires a one-sided indentation and an excentric position.’
    • ‘Less consistently, they found excentric, small nucleoli and nuclear overlap.’
    • ‘This Kobeh species differs from both the types of Mesophyllum lonense Stumm, 1937, and specimens referred to that species here, by having excentric and incomplete septal cones.’
    • ‘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.’’
    • ‘The most distinctive taxon, represented by a pluricolumnal and the articular face of an isolated columnal, has low elliptical ossicles, with long fine crenulae and an apparently excentric minute lumen.’
    • ‘On endoscopy, she had an excentric stricture about 5 cm below the upper esophageal sphincter and a narrow, erythematous distal esophagus.’
    • ‘Maximum dc 8590 mm; maximum length measured over convex side, and estimated from incomplete specimens, in order of 200 mm. Calice deep, in form of inverted cone, base axial or only slightly excentric.’

Pronunciation

excentric

/ɪkˈsɛntrɪk//ɛkˈsɛntrɪk/