Definition of monocentric in US English:

monocentric

adjective

  • 1Science. Having a single centre.

  • 2Optics. Of a compound lens: having a common centre of curvature for all its components.

  • 3Botany. Of the thallus of fungi of the order Chytridiales: having a single centre of growth and development.

  • 4Cell Biology. Having a single centromere.

noun

  • 1Optics. A monocentric lens.

  • 2Cell Biology. A monocentric chromosome.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Francis Bell (1855–1924). From mono- + -centric, after German † monocentrisch. Compare post-classical Latin monocentricus.

Pronunciation

monocentric

/ˌmɒnə(ʊ)ˈsɛntrɪk/