< /ˈsɛn trə/.

  1. a center.
  2. Anatomy, Zoology. the body of a vertebra.
  3. Mycology. collectively, all the structures enclosed within the ascocarp of a fungus.


  1. a plural of centrum

noun plural -trums or -tra (-trə)

  1. the main part or body of a vertebra

n. pl. cen•trums

  1. A center of any kind, especially an anatomical center.
  2. The major part of a vertebra, exclusive of the bases of the neural arch.

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