a plural of centrum.
Anatomy, Zoology. the body of a vertebra.
Mycology. collectively, all the structures enclosed within the ascocarp of a fungus.
a plural of centrum
noun (pl) -trums, -tra (-trə)
the main part or body of a vertebra
centrum cen·trum (sěn’trəm)
n. pl. cen·trums or cen·tra (-trə)
A center of any kind, especially an anatomical center.
The major part of a vertebra, exclusive of the bases of the neural arch.
centrad cen·trad (sěn’trād’) adv. Toward the center.
a former name (1976–79) of Central African Republic.
Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Federation of. a former grouping of British territories in S Africa for administrative purposes (1953–63): composed of Southern and Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland. noun another name for the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland
a republic in central Africa: a member of the French Community. 238,000 sq. mi. (616,420 sq. km). Capital: Bangui. noun a landlocked country of central Africa: joined with Chad as a territory of French Equatorial Africa in 1910; became an independent republic in 1960; a parliamentary monarchy (1976–79); consists of a huge plateau, mostly savanna, […]