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cerebrospinal fluid

noun, Physiology
the fluid in the ventricles of the brain, between the arachnoid and pia mater, and surrounding the spinal cord.
Origin of cerebrospinal fluid
1895-1900 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for cerebrospinal-fluid

cerebrospinal fluid

the clear colourless fluid in the spaces inside and around the spinal cord and brain CSF
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cerebrospinal-fluid in Medicine

cerebrospinal fluid n.
Abbr. CSF
The serumlike fluid that circulates through the ventricles of the brain, the cavity of the spinal cord, and the subarachnoid space, functioning as a shock absorber.

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cerebrospinal-fluid in Science
cerebrospinal fluid
  (sěr'ə-brō-spī'nəl, sə-rē'brō-)   
The clear fluid that fills the cavities of the brain and covers the surfaces of the brain and spinal cord. It lubricates the tissues and cushions them from shock and injury.
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