centrum

noun
cen·​trum | \ ˈsen-trəm How to pronounce centrum (audio) \
plural centrums or centra\ ˈsen-​trə How to pronounce centra (audio) \

Definition of centrum

1 : center
2 : the body of a vertebra ventral to the neural arch

First Known Use of centrum

1854, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for centrum

Latin — more at center

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The first known use of centrum was in 1854

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“Centrum.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/centrum. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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centrum

noun
cen·​trum | \ ˈsen-trəm How to pronounce centrum (audio) \
plural centrums or centra\ -​trə How to pronounce centra (audio) \

Medical Definition of centrum

1 : the center especially of an anatomical part
2 : the body of a vertebra ventral to the neural arch

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