grey matter


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gray matter

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1. (Anatomy) the greyish tissue of the brain and spinal cord, containing nerve cell bodies, dendrites, and bare (unmyelinated) axons. Technical name: substantia grisea Compare white matter
2. informal brains or intellect
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Noun1.grey matter - greyish nervous tissue containing cell bodies as well as fibersgrey matter - greyish nervous tissue containing cell bodies as well as fibers; forms the cerebral cortex consisting of unmyelinated neurons
nerve tissue, nervous tissue - tissue composed of neurons
neuropil, neuropile - the complex network of unmyelinated axones, dendrites, and glial branches that form the bulk of the central nervous system's grey matter and in which nerve cell bodies are embedded
cerebral cortex, cerebral mantle, cortex, pallium - the layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum
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grey matter

n (fig) (fam) → materia grigia
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Their intelligence would have produced about the same result if nature had forgotten to furnish their brain-pan with a little grey matter.
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The team also corresponded the changes in volume in the grey matter area to growing sexuality in the test subjects.
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