corpus callosum

corpus callosum

[kawr-puhs kuh-loh-suhm]
noun, plural corpora callosa [kawr-per-uh kuh-loh-suh] . Anatomy, Zoology.
a great band of deeply situated transverse white fibers uniting the two halves of the cerebrum in humans and other mammals.

Origin:
1700–10; < Neo-Latin: literally, firm body

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corpus callosum (kəˈləʊsəm)
 
n , pl corpora callosa
the band of white fibres that connects the cerebral hemispheres in mammals
 
[New Latin, literally: callous body]

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corpus callosum corpus cal·lo·sum (kə-lō'səm)
n.
The commissural plate of nerve fibers connecting the two cerebral hemispheres except for most of the temporal lobes. Also called commissure of cerebral hemispheres.

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corpus callosum   (kə-lō'səm)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural corpora callosa
The transverse band of nerve fibers that connects the right and left cerebral hemispheres.
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