central pattern generator


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cen·tral pat·tern gen·er·a·tor

(sen'trăl pat'ĕrn jen'ĕr-ā-tŏr)
Theoretic network of neurons in the brain or spinal cord that are involved in the activation and use of a group of muscles during a patterned movement.
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