from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- One hundredth (10-2): centiliter.
- One hundred: centipede.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- hundred; one-hundredth
- In the International System of Units and other metric systems of units, multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 10-2. Symbol: c
French, from Latin centi-, hundred, from centum; see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin centum, hundred via French. (Wiktionary)