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Definition 1: a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process - [noun denoting body]

Samples where nerve center or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere

Synonyms for nerve center in the sense of this definition

(nerve center is a kind of ...) a structure that is part of the nervous system

(... is a kind of nerve center ) the part of the brain (in a fold of the cerebral cortex of the temporal lobe on both sides of the brain) that receives impulses from the ear by way of the auditory nerve

(... is a kind of nerve center ) a center in the cerebral hemispheres that governs the sense of smell in lower animals; in humans it seems to mediate complex emotional behavior

(... is a kind of nerve center ) the motor speech center in the left hemisphere of the brain in most people

(... is a kind of nerve center ) the auditory word center; located in the posterior part of the superior temporal convolution in most people

(... is a kind of nerve center ) an essential visual center between the retina and the striate cortex

(... is a kind of nerve center ) an essential auditory center in the midbrain

(... is a kind of nerve center ) the center in the medulla oblongata and pons that integrates sensory information about the level of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood and determines the signals to be sent to the respiratory muscles

Definition 2: a center that provides information and control - [noun denoting location]

Samples where nerve center or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the nerve center of the diamond industry is in Amsterdam

Synonyms for nerve center in the sense of this definition

(nerve center is a kind of ...) a place where some particular activity is concentrated

"they received messages from several centers"

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