white matter

noun

Definition of white matter

  1. :  neural tissue especially of the brain and spinal cord that consists largely of myelinated nerve fibers bundled into tracts, has a whitish color, and typically underlies the cortical gray matter

First Known Use of white matter

1674


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white matter

noun

Medical Definition of white matter

  1. :  neural tissue especially of the brain and spinal cord that consists largely of myelinated nerve fibers bundled into tracts, has a whitish color, and typically underlies the gray matter


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