of some primitive fishes
: having the notochord persistent through life and lacking vertebral centra

Word History


a- entry 2 + centr- + -ous

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acentrous was in 1887

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“Acentrous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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