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centre

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cen·ter

(sen'tĕr) [TA]
1. The middle point of a body.
2. A center of any kind, especially an anatomic center.
Synonym(s): centrum [TA] , centre.
3. A group of nerve cells governing a specific function.
4. A health care or therapeutic facility performing a particular function or service for people in the surrounding area.
Synonym(s): centre.
[L. centrum; G. kentron]

centre

group of nerve cells governing a specific function
  • Brocha's centre small area within left cerebral hemisphere; an essential component of speech mechanisms; if affected by cerebrovascular accident (CVA) (i.e. CVA affecting the right side of the body), aphasia results

  • ossification centre bone area/areas where calcification of the osteoid matrix begins; primary ossification centre is usually within the shaft of a long bone; a secondary ossification centre occurs in an epiphysis or a tuberosity

  • Wernicke's centre a large area of the left cerebral hemisphere essential to the understanding and formulation of coherent speech; when affected by cerebrovascular accident (manifesting on the right side of the body) communication and speech difficulties result

cen·ter

(sen'tĕr) [TA]
1. The middle point of a body; loosely, the interior of a body, especially an anatomic center.
2. A group of nerve cells governing a specific function.
[L. centrum; G. kentron]
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They paused for a moment before the door of Monsieur Le Quoi, until he could bestride his steed, and then, issuing from the little cluster of houses, they took one of the principal of those highways that centred in the village.
It seemed to him hardly worth while to be the wife of the Marquis de Bellegarde, a daughter of the crusaders, heiress of six centuries of glories and traditions, to have centred one's aspirations upon the sight of a couple of hundred young ladies kicking off young men's hats.
As no other children have been born to any of the newer generations in the intervening years, all hopes of heritage are now centred in the grandson of this man.
All my unspoken instincts, my vague suspicions, suddenly took shape and centred upon the naturalist.
Tilney should ask her a third time to dance, her wishes, hopes, and plans all centred in nothing less.