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centrum

 [sen´trum] (pl. cen´tra) (L.)
1. a center.
2. the body of a vertebra.

cen·ter

(sen'ter), [TA]
1. The middle point of a body; loosely, the interior of a body. A center of any kind, especially an anatomic center.
2. A group of nerve cells governing a specific function.
Synonym(s): centrum [TA]
[L. centrum; G. kentron]

centrum

/cen·trum/ (sen´trum) pl. cen´tra   [L.]
1. a center.
2. the body of a vertebra.

centrum

(sĕn′trəm)
n. pl. cen·trums or cen·tra (-trə)
The major part of a vertebra, exclusive of the bases of the neural arch.

centrum

pl. centra
Etymology: Gk, kentron
any kind of center, especially one related to a body structure, as the centrum semiovale of a cerebral hemisphere.

centrum

(1) Vertebral body; corpus vertebrae [NA6]. 
(2) The centre of an anatomic structure.

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]

centrum

the solid, central part of each VERTEBRA that gives strength to the vertebral column. The centrum lies ventral to the spinal cord and derives embryologically from the NOTOCHORD. Each centrum is joined to the centrum of the next vertebra by COLLAGEN fibres but the vertebrae are separated by intervertebral discs that act as shock absorbers and allow flexibility.

centrum

pl. centra [L.]
1. a center.
2. the body of a vertebra.

centrum commune
the solar plexus.
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