Genys

Ge"nys

(j"ns), n. [NL., fr. Gr. ge`nys the under jaw.] (Zol.) See Gonys.

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Ge`o*cen"tric

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Ge`o*cen"tric*al

(?), } a. [Gr. ge`a, gh^, the earth + ke`ntron center: cf. F. gocentrique.] (Astron.) (a) Having, considering, or based on, the earth as center; as, the geocentric theory of the universe; in relation to or seen from the earth, -- usually opposed to heliocentric, as seen from the sun; as, the geocentric longitude or latitude of a planet.
[1913 Webster + Webster 1913 Suppl.]

Geocentric latitude (of place) the angle included between the radius of the earth through the place and the plane of the equator, in distinction from geographic latitude. It is a little less than the geographic latitude.
[1913 Webster]

 

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