Definition of monocentric in English:

monocentric

Pronunciation /ˌmɒnə(ʊ)ˈsɛntrɪk/

adjective

  • 1Having 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.

  • 4Biology
    Having a single centromere.

noun

  • 1Optics
    A monocentric lens.

  • 2Biology
    A monocentric chromosome.

Origin

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