Definition of nerve cord in English:

Share this entry

nerve cord

noun

Zoology
The major cord of nerve fibers running the length of an animal’s body, especially a ventral cord in invertebrates that connects segmental nerve ganglia.
Example sentences
  • This is in contrast to organisms such as annelids and arthropods, in which the main nerve cord is ventral.
  • Other cell bodies in the ventral nerve cord were also observed to occasionally express GFP.
  • In insects, as in all arthropods, the main nerve cord lies ventrally, rather than dorsally as in vertebrates.
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.