heliocentric etymology

English word heliocentric comes from English -centric, English helio- (Concerning the sun.)

Detailed word origin of heliocentric

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-centric English (eng) Having a specified number of centres. Having a specified object at the centre, or as the focus of attention.
helio- English (eng) Concerning the sun.
heliocentric English (eng) (astronomy) having the sun at the center/centre; usually in reference to a solar system or orbit.

Words with the same origin as heliocentric

Descendants of -centric
Afrocentrically Americentric Christocentric Danocentric Hibernocentric Scotocentric Swedocentric acrocentric androcentric autocentric ciscentric cybercentric egocentric endocentricity excentric heterocentric holocentric idiocentric jovicentric lipocentric matricentric metrocentric nucleocentric omphalocentric somatocentric
Descendants of helio-
apheliotropic heliobacterium heliogram heliography heliolater heliolatitude heliolatry heliomagnetic heliophile heliophobia heliophysics helioseismic helioseismological helioseismologist helioseismology heliosheath heliosis heliosynchronous heliotaxis heliotheist heliotheistic heliotherapeutic heliothermic heliotropic