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Noun: spinal cord
  1. A major part of the central nervous system which conducts sensory and motor nerve impulses to and from the brain; a long tubelike structure extending from the base of the brain through the vertebral canal to the upper lumbar region
    - medulla spinalis

Derived forms: spinal cords

Type of: funiculus, neural structure

Part of: central nervous system, CNS, systema nervosum centrale

Encyclopedia: Spinal cord