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centrum

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

(1) Vertebral body; corpus vertebrae [NA6]. 
(2) The centre of an anatomic structure.
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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