Definition of Centrum

1. Noun. The main body of a vertebra.

Generic synonyms: Bone, Os
Group relationships: Vertebra
Terms within: Haemal Arch, Hemal Arch, Neural Arch, Vertebral Arch



Definition of Centrum

1. n. The body, or axis, of a vertebra. See Vertebra.

Definition of Centrum

1. Noun. The central body of each vertebra ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Centrum

1. the body of a vertebra [n -TRUMS or -TRA]

Medical Definition of Centrum

1. Central portion. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Centrum

centrophenoxine
centrophilic
centrophilin
centroplasm
centrosomal
centrosomally
centrosome
centrosomes
centrosomic
centrosphere
centrospheres
centrostaltic
centrosymmetric
centrosymmetricity
centrosymmetry
centrum (current term)
centrum medianum
centrum medullare
centrum of a vertebra
centrum ovale
centrum semiovale
centrum tendineum perinei
centrums
centry
cents
centu
centum
centums
centumvir

Literary usage of Centrum

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1. Medical lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science by Robley Dunglison (1856)
"The two centres of the opposite sides, together with the corpus callosum, form the centrum ovale of ... centrum, see Vertebra—c. Commune, Solar plexus—c. ..."

2. Earthquakes and Other Earth Movements by John Milne (1899)
"THE DEPTH OF AN EARTHQUAKE centrum. The depth of an earthquake centrum—Methods ... Depth of centrum.—If we have determined the epicen- trum of an earthquake ..."

3. Revision of the Pelycosauria of North America by Ermine Cowles Case (1907)
"The border of the anterior face of the dorsal vertebrae with keeled centrum is undulate. The obtuse inferior face of another dorsal is ..."

4. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"Lesions of the Motor Projection Fibers in the centrum semi-ovale Lesions of the motor conduction path just beneath the cortex also give rise to ..."

5. The Foot-prints of the Creator: Or, The Asterolepis of Stromness by Hugh Miller, Louis Agassiz (1853)
"The accompanying diagram serves to show after what manner the vertebral centrum in the Ray enlarges with the growth of the animal, by addition of bony ..."

6. Gray's New Manual of Botany: A Handbook of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of by Asa Gray, Benjamin Lincoln Robinson, Merritt Lyndon Fernald (1908)
"Stems tufted, ascending, 1.5 to 3 dm. high, slender, 6-10-grooved ; ridges with broad central grooves ; centrum i the 19. ..."

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