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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The more posterior of the two nerve fiber bundles of a spinal nerve that carries sensory information to the central nervous system.

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  • n. one of the two roots of a spinal nerve that passes dorsally to the spinal cord and that consists of sensory fibers

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Examples

  • Every segment of the vertebral column has two big nerves sprouting from the spinal cord on either side, called the dorsal root and the ventral root.

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