Protovertebral
Protovertebral Pro`to*ver"te*bral, a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the protovertebr[ae]. [1913 Webster]

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  • protovertebral — Relating to a protovertebra …   Medical dictionary

  • protovertebral — pro·to·vertebral …   English syllables

  • protovertebral — adjective see protovertebra …   Useful english dictionary

  • Protovertebra — Pro to*ver te*bra, n.; pl. {Protovertebr[ae]} . [Proto + vertebra.] (Anat.) One of the primitive masses, or segments, into which the mesoblast of the vertebrate embryo breaks up on either side of the anterior part of the notochord; a mesoblastic …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Protovertebrae — Protovertebra Pro to*ver te*bra, n.; pl. {Protovertebr[ae]} . [Proto + vertebra.] (Anat.) One of the primitive masses, or segments, into which the mesoblast of the vertebrate embryo breaks up on either side of the anterior part of the notochord;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • somite — One of the paired, metamerically arranged cell masses formed in the early embryonic paraxial mesoderm; commencing in the third or early fourth week in the region of the hindbrain, they develop in a caudal direction typically until 42 pairs are… …   Medical dictionary

  • primitive segment — primordial segment, protovertebral segment somite …   Medical dictionary

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