the part of the nervous system comprising the brain and spinal cord.
the mass of nerve tissue that controls and coordinates the activities of an animal. In vertebrates it consists of the brain and spinal cord CNS Compare autonomic nervous system
central nervous system n.
The portion of the vertebrate nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord. Also called cerebrospinal axis.
central nervous system
The part of the nervous system in vertebrate animals that consists of the brain and spinal cord. Compare peripheral nervous system.
The brain and spinal cord. (See nervous system).
- Central nystagmus
central nystagmus n. Nystagmus that is a reflex from stimulation arising in the central nervous system.
- Central office
communications The place where telephone companies terminate customer lines and locate switching equipment to interconnect those lines with other networks. (1995-03-20) Historical Examples
- Central office exchange service
communications (Centrex) A PBX service providing switching at the central office instead of at the company premises. Typically, the telephone company owns and manages all the communications equipment necessary to implement the PBX and then sells various services to the company. (1999-10-27)
- Central ossifying fibroma
central ossifying fibroma n. A painless, slow-growing, sharply circumscribed benign fibro-osseous tumor of the jaws that is derived from cells of the periodontal ligament.