part of the central nervous system that goes from the lower end of the medulla oblongata, at the base of the brain, through a canal in the centre of the spine as far as the lumbar area of the back.

SPINAL CORD: "The spinal cord is encased in the spinal column."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SPINAL CORD," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/spinal-cord/ (accessed October 17, 2021).