a short, rod-like bone attached to the centrum of the anteriormost vertebrae, e.g. Merluccius has 3-4 pairs

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  • Epicentral — Ep i*cen tral, a. [Pref. epi + centrum.] (Anat.) Arising from the centrum of a vertebra. Owen. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • épicentral — épicentral, ale, aux [episɑ̃tʀal, o] adj. ÉTYM. 1909, in Rev. gén. des sc., no 2, p. 60; de épicentre, d après central. ❖ ♦ Didact. Relatif à l épicentre. || Zone épicentrale (→ Épicentre, cit.). REM. La forme épicentrique [episɑ̃tʀik], vieillie …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • epicentral — epicentrál adj. m., pl. epicentráli; f. sg. epicentrálă, pl. epicentrále Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic …   Dicționar Român

  • epicentral — I. “+ adjective Etymology: epi + central 1. : arising from the centrum of a vertebra 2. : of or relating to the epicenter of an earthquake epicentral area II. noun : an epicentral bone or spine …   Useful english dictionary

  • epicentral — adjective see epicenter …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • epicentral — See epicenter. * * * …   Universalium

  • epicentral — adjective of or pertaining to an epicentre …   Wiktionary

  • epicentral — epi·cen·tral sen trəl adj arising from the centrum of a vertebra * * * epi·cen·tral (ep″ĭ senґtrəl) attached to the centrum of a vertebra …   Medical dictionary

  • epicentral — adj. pertaining to the source of an earthquake; pertaining to a central point …   English contemporary dictionary

  • epicentral — epi·central …   English syllables

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