[ sen-truhm ]
/ ˈsɛn trəm /
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noun, plural cen·trums, cen·tra [sen-truh]. /ˈsɛn trə/.
a center.
Anatomy, Zoology. the body of a vertebra.
Mycology. collectively, all the structures enclosed within the ascocarp of a fungus.
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Origin of centrum

From Latin, dating back to 1850–55; see origin at center
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British Dictionary definitions for 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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Medical definitions for 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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