from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Segmented, as a vertebra of many of the lower vertebrates which consists of a neural arch resting on a separate piece on each side, the pleurocentrum, which in turn rests on a single median piece below, the intercentrum: having or characterized by such vertebr√¶, as a fish or batrachian, or the backbone of such animals. See embolomerous.


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