excentric etymology

English word excentric comes from English ex-, English -centric

Detailed word origin of excentric

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ex- English (eng) (biology) Lacking.. Former, but still living (almost always used with a hyphen). Out of. Outside.
-centric English (eng) Having a specified number of centres. Having a specified object at the centre, or as the focus of attention.
excentric English (eng) (disk or wheel with off-centre axis) (botany) One-sided; having the normally central portion not in the true center.

Words with the same origin as excentric

Descendants of ex-
elongate exalbuminous exarillate exarticulate exarticulation exauthorize excaudate excentral exclave excogitare excommune exessive exfetation exorbital exosseous explant exradius exstipellate exstipulate exsuccous extelligence extriangulated extubate microexplant
Descendants of -centric
Afrocentrically Americentric Christocentric Danocentric Hibernocentric Scotocentric Swedocentric acrocentric androcentric autocentric ciscentric cybercentric egocentric endocentricity heterocentric holocentric idiocentric jovicentric lipocentric matricentric metrocentric nucleocentric omphalocentric somatocentric