polycentric definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Having many centers, especially of authority or control: the shift from Soviet-American hegemony to a polycentric world.
- Having several central parts, such as centrosomes or chromatids.
A polycentric chromosome.
- polˌy·cenˈtrism noun
Variant of polycentrism
the existence or advocacy of independent centers of power within a political, esp. communist, system
Origin: poly- plush cent(e)r plush -ism