nerve net


Definition of nerve net

: a network of neurons apparently continuous with one another and conducting impulses in all directions also : a primitive nervous system (as in a jellyfish) consisting of such a network

First Known Use of nerve net

1904, in the meaning defined above

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“Nerve net.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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