from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The part of the vertebrate nervous system constituting the nerves outside the central nervous system and including the cranial nerves, spinal nerves, and sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.
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- n. The part of the nervous system which is not the central nervous system.
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- n. the section of the nervous system lying outside the brain and spinal cord
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