Having a center (of a specific kind or number) or having a specific thing as its center (of interest, focus, etc.). [G. kentron, center]

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cen·tric 'sen-trik adj
1) of or relating to a nerve center
2) of, relating to, or having a centromere
3) of dental occlusion involving spatial relationships such that all teeth of both jaws meet in a normal manner and forces exerted by the lower on the upper jaw are perfectly distributed in the dental arch

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cen·tric (senґtrik) 1. central. 2. having a center. 3. a term sometimes used as a noun to refer to centric occlusion or a centric relation.

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