Definition of central nervous system noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


central nervous system

BrE BrE//ˌsentrəl ˈnɜːvəs sɪstəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsentrəl ˈnɜːrvəs sɪstəm//
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the part of the system of nerves in the body that consists of the brain and the spinal cord see also nervous system
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: central nervous system