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centrum

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noun cen·trum \ˈsen-trəm\

Definition of centrum

plural centrums or cen·tra play \-trə\

  1. 1 :  center

  2. 2 :  the body of a vertebra ventral to the neural arch



Origin of centrum

Latin — more at center


First Known Use: 1854


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centrum

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noun cen·trum \ˈsen-trəm\

Medical Definition of centrum

plural centrums or cen·tra \-trə\play

  1. 1:  the center especially of an anatomical part

  2. 2:  the body of a vertebra ventral to the neural arch



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