Definitions for "White matter"
Keywords:  myelin, axons, disclaimer, tel, lipid
parts of central nervous system where there are relatively large numbers of glistening-white myelinated fibres and few if any neurons; outer part of spinal cord; deep part of cerebrum and cerebellum.
A type of nerve tissue composed mainly of the myelinated axons of neurons.
Regions of the central nervous system containing few neuronal cell bodies and many myelinated axons. The myelin sheaths are opaque compared to surrounding regions containing mostly neuronal cell bodies (gray matter).