from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having vertebral centra formed by the growth of the pair of ossifications, known as interventralia, which are developed on the inferior face of the notochord.
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Yet only a few moments before a long green snake with three hundred ribs, a distensible gullet, and gastrocentrous vertebras must have descended on that street like the gentle rain from
Archie would no doubt have done this; but long before he had time really to inspect the halves (RAMI) of his new friend's lower jaw and to admire its elastic fittings, and long before the gastrocentrous and procoelous character of the other's vertebrae had made any real impression on him, a piercing scream almost at his elbow -- startled him out of his scientific reverie.
The vertebra are very numerous, gastrocentrous, and procoelous.