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grey matter

noun [U] (US usually gray matter) uk   us  
specialized anatomy the darker tissue containing nerve fibres (= structures like threads) found in the brain and spinal cord
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informal a person's intelligence: It's not the sort of film that stimulates the grey matter much.
Translations of “grey matter”
in Chinese (Traditional) 頭腦, 腦子, 智力…
in Chinese (Simplified) 头脑, 脑子, 智力…
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