American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The major part of a vertebra, exclusive of the bases of the neural arch.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A center. Specifically
- n. In anatomy:
- n. The body of a vertebra: the solid piece to which the arches and some other parts are or may be attached. Morphologically, however, the centrum is not exactly what is ordinarily called the body of a vertebra; for the latter usually includes the bases of the neural arches, from which the centrum proper is separated for a period by the neurocentral suture. See cuts under cervical, dorsal, and endoskeleton.
- n. The basis or fundamental portion of one of the cranial segments, regarded as analogous to vertebræ. Thus, the basioccipital is the centrum of the occipital segment of the skull.
- n. In geology, the focus or place of origin of an earthquake.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Anat.) The body, or axis, of a vertebra. See vertebra.
- n. the main body of a vertebra
- Latin, center; see center. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The large expanse of medullary matter now exposed, surrounded by the convoluted margin of gray substance, is called the centrum ovale majus.”
“Six totally renovated hallways, each with 15 to 18 private (the whole facility is private) rooms extend spokelike from a centerpoint known as the centrum which itself is a major congregation area with couches, big screen television and a fireplace.”
“Thus when the basilar process of the human occipital bone is determined to be the 'centrum' or 'body' of the last cranial vertebra, its _general homology_ is enunciated.”
“The parchment directs him to a volcano in Iceland and tells him: Descende, audax viator, et terrestre centrum attinges Descend, bold traveler, and you will attain the center of the Earth.”
“Dat kan ik niet geven, want ik heb hem alleen gezien toen ik het centrum inging omdat ik bij de Goblin was geweest.”
“The parchment directs him to a volcano in Iceland and tells him: Descende, audax viator… et terrestre centrum attinges Descend, bold traveler… and you will attain the center of the Earth.”
“At the jewish centrum Chabad Lubavitch 8 Israelian hostages were freed.”
“Dylan Chivian coined the name “audaxviato” from a phrase found in Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth, in a message – "Conveniently in Latin," says Chivian -- deciphered by Verne's protagonist, Professor Lidenbrock, which reads in part, "descende, Audax viator, et terrestre centrum attinges.”
“I thought later on that it might be a partial diapophysis*, as those of brachiosaurids can descend ventrally from the side of the centrum as plate-like processes with smoothly convex lateral surfaces.”
“In extra-long Sauroposeidon, C8 has a centrum length of 1250 mm while C6 is 1220 mm.”
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