1Having a single centre.
Of a compound lens: having a common centre of curvature for all its components.
Of the thallus of fungi of the order Chytridiales: having a single centre of growth and development.
Having a single centromere.
A monocentric lens.
A monocentric chromosome.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Francis Bell (1855–1924). From mono- + -centric, after German †monocentrisch.