dorsal horn

noun
one of the two roots of a spinal nerve that passes dorsally to the spinal cord and that consists of sensory fibers
Syn: ↑dorsal root
Hypernyms: ↑sensory nerve, ↑afferent nerve, ↑afferent
Part Holonyms: ↑spinal nerve, ↑nervus spinalis

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noun

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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