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Pronunciation: sen′ter


  1. The middle point of a body; loosely, the interior of a body. A center of any kind, especially an anatomic center.
  2. A group of nerve cells governing a specific function.

Synonym(s): centrumTA

[L. centrum; G. kentron]

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