from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

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  • adjective ichthyology lacking vertebral centra


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