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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.
a great band of deeply situated transverse white fibers uniting the two halves of the cerebrum in humans and other mammals.
Origin of corpus callosum
1700-10; < New Latin: literally, firm body Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for corpus-callosum

corpus callosum

noun (pl) corpora callosa (kəˈləʊsə)
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)
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
Plural corpora callosa
The transverse band of nerve fibers that connects the right and left cerebral hemispheres.
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