Help Wordnik hunt for a million missing words by backing our Kickstarter!


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. lacking vertebral centra

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Without a center; specifically, noting a condition of the vertebral column found in some batrachians and fishes, in which bony neural arches are associated with a persistent notochord which shows no trace of segmentation: said also of cells in which a centrosome or centrosphere cannot be detected.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.