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1. somite.
2. the caudal half of a somite forming most of the vertebra.
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1. In the older literature, a somite.
2. More recently applied to the sclerotomal concentration that becomes the centrum of a vertebra.
Synonym(s): provertebra
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The caudal half of each sclerotomal concentration, which is the primordium of the centrum of a vertebra.
Synonym(s): provertebra.
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