cerebrospinal

[suh-ree-broh-spahyn-l, ser-uh-]
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adjective Anatomy, Physiology.

pertaining to or affecting the brain and the spinal cord.
of or relating to the central nervous system.

Nearby words

  1. cerebrosclerosis,
  2. cerebroside,
  3. cerebroside lipidosis,
  4. cerebrosidosis,
  5. cerebrosis,
  6. cerebrospinal axis,
  7. cerebrospinal fluid,
  8. cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea,
  9. cerebrospinal meningitis,
  10. cerebrospinal nervous system

Origin of cerebrospinal

First recorded in 1820–30; cerebro- + spinal

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British Dictionary definitions for cerebrospinal

cerebrospinal

adjective

of or relating to the brain and spinal cord
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Medicine definitions for cerebrospinal

cerebrospinal

[sĕr′ə-brō-spīnəl, sə-rē′brō-]

adj.

Relating to the brain and the spinal cord.

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