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noun, plural cen·trums, cen·tra [sen-truh] /ˈsɛn trə/.
Origin of centrum
Examples from the Web for centra
The posterior face of the centra is tall and narrow, and the neural spines of the last two vertebrae much inclined forward.Extinct Birds|Walter Rothschild
The tubercula of the ribs articulate with the sides of the centra of the thoracic vertebrae, not with the transverse processes.The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds
Even the inferior arches or chevrons of the tail of salamanders are continuously ossified with the centra.
The centra increase in length posteriorly, the last lumbar having the greatest length of any vertebra in the column.
Similar but much smaller foramina occur on the sides of the centra of the eighth and ninth caudals.