Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “spinal cord”

spinal cord

noun [C]    
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 noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of spinal cord

Definitions of “spinal cord” in other dictionaries

Translations of “spinal cord”

Word of the Day


willing to give money, help, kindness, etc., especially more than is usual or expected

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More