adjective Date: 1887 having more than one center (as of development or control): as a. having several centromeres <
polycentric chromosomes
b. characterized by polycentrism

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  • polycentric — Having several centers. * * * poly·cen·tric .päl i sen trik adj having several centromeres <polycentric chromosomes> compare MONOCENTRIC * * * poly·cen·tric (pol″e senґtrik) having many centers …   Medical dictionary

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  • polycentric — adjective a) Having many centres, especially centres of authority or control b) Having multiple central parts See Also: polycentrism …   Wiktionary

  • polycentric — adj. having many centers, having many focal points …   English contemporary dictionary

  • polycentric — poly·cen·tric …   English syllables

  • polycentric — |pälē|sen.trik, lə̇|s adjective Etymology: poly + centric : having many centers: as a. of chromosomes : having several centromeres b. of cells : having several centrosomes or division centers c. of organisms or groups …   Useful english dictionary

  • Polycentric law — is a legal structure in which providers of legal systems compete or overlap in a given jurisdiction, as opposed to monopolistic statutory law according to which there is a sole provider of law for each jurisdiction.Tom W. Bell, former director of …   Wikipedia

  • polycentric mitosis — polycentric mitosis. См. многополюсный митоз. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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