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anterior column of spinal cord

anterior column of spinal cord in Medicine

anterior column of spinal cord n.
The ventral ridge of gray matter in each half of the spinal cord, containing the motor neurons innervating the skeletal musculature of the trunk, neck, and extremities. Also called ventral column of spinal cord.

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