centra

[ sen-truh ]
/ ˈsɛn trə /
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noun

a plural of centrum.

Nearby words

  1. centistoke,
  2. centner,
  3. cento,
  4. centonical,
  5. centr-,
  6. centrad,
  7. central,
  8. central african,
  9. central african empire,
  10. central african republic

centrum

[ sen-truh m ]
/ ˈsɛn trəm /

noun, plural cen·trums, cen·tra [sen-truh] /ˈsɛn trə/.

Anatomy, Zoology. the body of a vertebra.
Mycology. collectively, all the structures enclosed within the ascocarp of a fungus.

Origin of centrum

From Latin, dating back to 1850–55; see origin at center

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British Dictionary definitions for centra

centra

/ (ˈsɛntrə) /

noun

a plural of centrum

centrum

/ (ˈsɛntrəm) /

noun plural -trums or -tra (-trə)

the main part or body of a vertebra

Word Origin for centrum

C19: from Latin: centre

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Medicine definitions for centra

centrum

[ sĕntrəm ]

n. pl. cen•trums

A center of any kind, especially an anatomical center.
The major part of a vertebra, exclusive of the bases of the neural arch.

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