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corpus callosum

[kawr-puh s kuh-loh-suh m] /ˈkɔr pəs kəˈloʊ səm/
noun, plural corpora callosa
[kawr-per-uh kuh-loh-suh] /ˈkɔr pər ə kəˈloʊ sə/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy, Zoology
1.
a great band of deeply situated transverse white fibers uniting the two halves of the cerebrum in humans and other mammals.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; < Neo-Latin: literally, firm body
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British Dictionary definitions for corpus callosum

corpus callosum

/kəˈləʊsəm/
noun (pl) corpora callosa (kəˈləʊsə)
1.
the band of white fibres that connects the cerebral hemispheres in mammals
Word Origin
New Latin, literally: callous body
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corpus callosum in Medicine

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