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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of the 62 paired nerves emerging from the spinal cord, each attached to the cord by two roots, anterior or ventral and posterior or dorsal, the latter provided with a spinal ganglion.

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  • noun any of the 31 pairs of nerves emerging from each side of the spinal cord (each attached to the cord by two roots: ventral and dorsal)

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