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Definition of Matter, white

Matter, white: The part of the brain that contains myelinated nerve fibers. The white matter is white because it is the color of myelin, the insulation that covers nerve fibers.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/30/2012

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