pleurocentrum definition

  • noun:
    • among the horizontal elements when you look at the centra associated with the vertebrae in certain fossil batrachians.
    • among the horizontal elements in the centra of vertebr√¶ in certain fossil batrachians.
    • One of the horizontal components of the centrum of a vertebra; a hemicentrum.
    • A dorsal aspect in the rachitomous vertebras of specific ganoid fishes and stegocephalian amphibians. Its homologous because of the centrum of this reptilian and mammalian vertebra.
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