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het·er·o·cen·tric

(het'ĕr-ō-sen'trik),
1. Having different centers; said of rays that do not meet at a common focus. Compare: homocentric.
2. Synonym(s): allocentric
[hetero- + G. kentron, center]

het·er·o·cen·tric

(het'ĕr-ō-sen'trik)
Having different centers.
[hetero- + G. kentron, center]
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