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Meaning of SPINAL CORD

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a major part of the central nervous system which conducts sensory and motor nerve impulses to and from the brain; a long tube-like structure extending from the base of the brain through the vertebral canal to the upper lumbar region
 Synonyms: medulla spinalis
 See Also: central nervous system, cerebrospinal fluid, CNS, funiculus, Golgi cell, Golgi's cell, neural structure, spinal fluid, spinal vein, systema nervosum centrale, vena spinalis



Medical Dictionary
 Definition: A cord-like bundle of nerves that extends from the base of the brain to the small of the back.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The line of nerve tissue which runs down the dorsal side (the top side; the back side in humans) of all vertebrate animals, from the brain to the tail, usually through a string of skeletal material called vertebrae.