Medical Dictionary

nerve cord


Medical Definition of NERVE CORD

:  the dorsal tubular cord of nervous tissue above the notochord of a chordate that in vertebrates includes or develops an anterior enlargement comprising the brain and a more posterior part comprising the spinal cord with the two together making up the central nervous system


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