central nervous system
central nervous system central nervous system n. the portion of the vertebrate nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord; -- abbreviated {CNS}.

Syn: CNS. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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