hypocentrum

noun hy·po·centrum \"+\

Definition of hypocentrum

plural

hypocentra

  1. :  a ventral part of the body of a vertebra that is usually wedge-shaped or horseshoe-shaped, consists of the fused lower arcualia of the anterior of the two arches from which each vertebra is formed, and is characteristic of some fishes, stegocephalians, and primitive reptiles —called also intercentrum

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Origin and Etymology of hypocentrum

New Latin, from hypo- + centrum


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