a city at the center of a metropolitan area.
- Central cord syndrome
central cord syndrome n. A syndrome characterized by paraplegia most severely involving the upper extremities, which may be accompanied by sensory loss and bladder dysfunction and is caused by injury to the central part of the cervical spinal cord.
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- Central deafness
central deafness n. The loss or impairment of hearing caused by disease or a defect in the auditory system of the brain.
- Central dogma of molecular biology
Describes a key assumption of molecular biology, namely, that each gene in the DNA molecule carries the information needed to construct one protein, which, acting as an enzyme, controls one chemical reaction in the cell.