• synonyms


  1. A mesodermal somite. No longer in technical use.
  2. The caudal half of a sclerotome that is the primordium of the vertebral centrum.provertebra
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Historical Examples of protovertebra

  • At about the level of the fifth protovertebra the first trace of the urinary system appears.

    The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1

    Francis Maitland Balfour