Definition of polycentric in English:

polycentric

Pronunciation /ˌpɒlɪˈsɛntrɪk/

adjective

  • 1Chiefly . Having several or many centres.

  • 2Mycology
    Of the thallus of fungi of the order Chytridiales: having more than one centre of growth and development.

  • 3Biology
    Of a chromosome or chromatid: = multicentric .

  • 4Politics
    Characterized by polycentrism.

noun

Biology
  • A multicentric chromosome or chromatid.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Harry Marshall Ward (1854–1906). From poly- + -centric.