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Medical Term:

protovertebra

Pronunciation: pro'to-ver'te-bra

Definition:

  1. In the older literature, a somite.
  2. More recently applied to the sclerotomal concentration that becomes the centrum of a vertebra.

Synonym(s): provertebra

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