chordacentrum

noun chor·da·centrum \¦kȯrdə+\

Definition of chordacentrum

  1. :  a centrum of a vertebra formed by segmentation of the cartilaginous or calcified sheath of the notochord (as in elasmobranchs) — compare arcocentrum

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Origin and Etymology of chordacentrum

New Latin, from chorda (anatomy) + centrum


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