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central nervous systemnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   (abbreviation CNS)
the ​mainsystem of ​nervecontrol in a ​living thing, consisting of the ​brain and the ​mainnervesconnected to it
(Definition of central nervous system from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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central nervous systemnoun [C]

 us   /ˈsen·trəl ˈnɜr·vəs ˌsɪs·təm/
biology the ​main system of ​nerves in a ​living thing, consisting of the ​brain and the ​spinalcord
(Definition of central nervous system from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “central nervous system”
in Chinese (Simplified) 中枢神经系统…
in Chinese (Traditional) 中樞神經系統…
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