nerve net


noun

a diffuse branching network of nerve cells connecting the sensory and muscular cells of coelenterates and primitive flatworms.

Nearby words

  1. nerve gas,
  2. nerve graft,
  3. nerve growth factor,
  4. nerve growth factor antiserum,
  5. nerve impulse,
  6. nerve of pterygoid canal,
  7. nerve of tensor muscle of soft palate,
  8. nerve of tensor tympani muscle,
  9. nerve plexus,
  10. nerve root

Origin of nerve net

First recorded in 1900–05

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