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Noun: nerve center  nurv sen-tur
Usage: US (elsewhere: nerve centre)
  1. A center that provides information and control
    "the nerve center of the diamond industry is in Amsterdam";
    - nerve centre [Brit, Cdn]
  2. A cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process
    "in most people the speech nerve center is in the left hemisphere";
    - center [US], centre [Brit, Cdn], nerve centre [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: nerve centers

Type of: center [US], centre [Brit, Cdn], neural structure

Encyclopedia: Nerve center