precentrum

noun
pre·​centrum | \ "+ \

Definition of precentrum

1 : 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
2 : one of an alternate series of vertebral centra occurring in some fishes and having both hemal and neural arches

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History and Etymology for precentrum

New Latin, from pre- + centrum

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“Precentrum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/precentrum. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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