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

  • n. Any of the nerves that arise in pairs from the spinal cord. There are 31 pairs of spinal nerves in the human body.

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  • n. 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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