What does the word gray mean?
Having a hue compounded of black and white. G. commissure, the commissure of g. matter connecting the two halves of the cord. G. degeneration( G. atropohy), the degeneration of the cord and nerves in tabes, in which the white matter, through loss of myelin and increase of connective tissue, becomes g. G. matter, G. substance, that part of the central nervous system and outlying ganglia having a g. hue and composed of both nerve-cells and nerve-fibres. G. oil, a mixture of mercurial ointment and olive oil, used for hypodermic injection. G. powder, mercury with chalk. G. softening, see Softening.
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