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Gray matter   /greɪ mˈætər/   Listen
Gray matter

noun
1.
Greyish nervous tissue containing cell bodies as well as fibers; forms the cerebral cortex consisting of unmyelinated neurons.  Synonyms: gray substance, grey matter, grey substance, substantia grisea.






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"Gray matter" Quotes from Famous Books



... it as basis vanishes as does the picture in a revolving kaleidoscope,—less enduring even than the flitting phantasmagoria of a dream. If the ego be but the passing shadow of the material brain, at the disintegration of the gray matter what will become of us? Shall we simply lapse into an indistinguishable part of the vast universe that compasses us round? At the thought we seem to stand straining our gaze, on the shore of the great sea of knowledge, only to watch the fog roll in, and hide from our view even those ...
— The Soul of the Far East • Percival Lowell



Words linked to "Gray matter" :   neuropil, nervous tissue, cortex, neuropile, cerebral mantle, cerebral cortex, nerve tissue, pallium



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