Definition of spinal cord noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


spinal cord

BrE BrE//ˌspaɪnl ˈkɔːd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌspaɪnl ˈkɔːrd//
Internal anatomy
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the mass of nerves inside the spine that connects all parts of the body to the brain See related entries: Internal anatomy
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: spinal cord