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  • noun Whitish nerve tissue, especially of the brain and spinal cord, consisting chiefly of myelinated nerve fibers.

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  • noun neuroanatomy A region of the central nervous system containing myelinated nerve fibres and no dendrites

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  • noun whitish nervous tissue of the CNS consisting of neurons and their myelin sheaths

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