: a distinct anterior portion of the centrum of a vertebra commonly bearing the neural and hemal arches in a fish that has vertebra with postcentra
: one of an alternate series of vertebral centra occurring in some fishes and having both hemal and neural arches

Word History


New Latin, from pre- + centrum

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“Precentrum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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