The epiphyses are very distinct, and do not unite with the centra till the animal is quite adult.
The vertebrae are generally without epiphyses to their centra.
Similar but much smaller foramina occur on the sides of the centra of the eighth and ninth caudals.
This sheath forms the basis of the centra of the future vertebr.
These were essentially identical with the centra of the four vertebræ of Oken.
Injuries to the centra were very frequent, but differed extraordinarily in their importance.
The posterior face of the centra is tall and narrow, and the neural spines of the last two vertebrae much inclined forward.
Both neural and haemal arches are ossified continuously with the centra.
The centra of the dorsal vertebr, as far as the thirteenth inclusive, have hypapophyses.
There are no inter centra, and the neural arches are firmly united to the centra.
centrum cen·trum (sěn'trəm)
n. pl. cen·trums or cen·tra (-trə)
A center of any kind, especially an anatomical center.
The major part of a vertebra, exclusive of the bases of the neural arch.