a group of nerve cells closely connected with one another and acting together in the performance of some function.
a source of information, authority, action, etc.: The communications room is the nerve center of a battleship.
DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of nerve center
First recorded in 1865–70
Words nearby nerve center
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