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English definition of “spinal cord”

spinal cord

noun [C] uk   us  
the set of nerves inside the spine that connect the brain to other nerves in the bodyThe brain and nervous system
(Definition of spinal cord from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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