1Chiefly . Having several or many centres.
Of the thallus of fungi of the order Chytridiales: having more than one centre of growth and development.
Of a chromosome or chromatid: = multicentric .
Characterized by polycentrism.
A multicentric chromosome or chromatid.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Harry Marshall Ward (1854–1906). From poly- + -centric.