- one hundred: centipede
- one hundredth part of; the factor 10: centigram
Origin of centi-French from Classical Latin from centum, hundred
- One hundredth (10−2): centiliter.
- One hundred: centipede.
Origin of centi-French from Latin centi- hundred from centum ; see dek&mlowring; in Indo-European roots.
This prefix is not used in official scientific contexts. For example, "1 cm" (one centimetre) is written instead as either "10 mm" or "0.01 m".