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gray matter

n.
1. Brownish-gray nerve tissue, especially of the brain and spinal cord, composed of nerve cell bodies and their dendrites and some supportive tissue.
2. Informal Brains; intellect.

gray′ mat`ter


n.
1. a reddish gray nerve tissue of the brain and spinal cord, consisting chiefly of nerve cell bodies, with few nerve fibers. Compare white matter.
2. Informal. brains or intellect.

gray matter

The brownish-gray tissue of the brain and spinal cord in vertebrate animals, made up chiefly of the cell bodies of neurons. Compare white matter.

gray matter

Parts of the central nervous system comprising cell bodies with axons and dendrites lacking a myelin sheath.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gray matter - greyish nervous tissue containing cell bodies as well as fibersgray 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

gray matter

noun
Informal. The seat of the faculty of intelligence and reason:
Translations

gray mat·ter

n. materia o sustancia gris, tejido nervioso muy vascularizado de color gris pardo compuesto de células nerviosas y fibras nerviosas amielínicas.