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ec·cen·tric

(ek-sen'trik), Do not confuse this word with acentric.
1. Abnormal or peculiar in ideas or behavior. Synonym(s): erratic (1)
2. Proceeding from a center. Compare: centrifugal (2).
3. Synonym(s): peripheral
[G. ek, out, + kentron, center]

eccentric

/ec·cen·tric/ (ek-sen´trik) situated or occurring or proceeding away from a center.

eccentric

[eksen′trik]
Etymology: Gk, ek, out, centre, center
1 pertaining to an object or activity that departs from the usual course or practice.
2 pertaining to behavior that may appear to be odd or unconventional but does not necessarily reflect a disorder.

eccentric

adjective Referring to eccentricity.

noun A person whose behaviour or mannerisms are generally regarded as deviating from an accepted norm.

eccentric

adjective Not central, peripheral noun A person not regarded as 'normal' by his peers, friends, or family

ec·cen·tric

(ek-sen'trik)
1. Abnormal or peculiar in ideas or behavior.
2. Situated away from a center or proceeding from a center.
Compare: centrifugal (2)
3. Synonym(s): peripheral.

eccentric

Located away from, or deviating from, the centre or from the usual position.

eccentric (ek·senˑ·trik),

n muscle contraction that involves an increase in the length of the muscle.

ec·cen·tric

(ek-sen'trik) Do not confuse this word with acentric.
1. Abnormal or peculiar in ideas or behavior.
Synonym(s): erratic (1) .
2. Proceeding from a center.

eccentric (eksen´trik),

n 1. a deviation from the normal or conventional.
adj 2. away from the central or reference position.
eccentric checkbite,
n See record, interocclusal, eccentric.
eccentric jaw relation,
n See relation, jaw, eccentric.
eccentric occlusion,
eccentric position,
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TREATMENT MODELS: There were two different types of treatment model, eccentric calf muscle training and concentric calf muscle training with therapeutic ultrasound.
Evidence regarding the influence of eccentric exercise induced muscle damage on plasma glutamine concentration is equivocal [25, 26].
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But because I'm an eccentric, I'm treated like this.
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