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GRAY MATTER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gray matter mean? 

GRAY MATTER (noun)
  The noun GRAY MATTER has 1 sense:

1. greyish nervous tissue containing cell bodies as well as fibers; forms the cerebral cortex consisting of unmyelinated neurons

  Familiarity information: GRAY MATTER used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GRAY MATTER (noun)


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Meaning:

Greyish nervous tissue containing cell bodies as well as fibers; forms the cerebral cortex consisting of unmyelinated neurons

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

gray matter; gray substance; grey matter; grey substance; substantia grisea

Hypernyms ("gray matter" is a kind of...):

nerve tissue; nervous tissue (tissue composed of neurons)

Holonyms ("gray matter" is a substance of...):

cerebral cortex; cerebral mantle; cortex; pallium (the layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum)


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