radical centre(s)

The atom (or group of atoms) in a polyatomic radical on which an unpaired electron is largely localized. attachment of a monovalent atom to a radical centre gives a molecule for which it is possible to write a Lewis formula (electron dot or Lewis structure) in which the normal stable valencies are assigned to all atoms.
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077. 'Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)' on page 1156 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac199466051077)