lemnisci

lemniscus

[lem-nis-kuhs]
noun, plural lemnisci [lem-nis-ahy, -nis-kee] . Anatomy.
a band of fibers, especially of white nerve fibers in the brain.
Also called fillet, laqueus.


Origin:
1840–50; < Neo-Latin, special use of Latin lēmniscus pendent ribbon < Greek lēmnískos ribbon

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lemniscus (lɛmˈnɪskəs)
 
n , pl -nisci
anatomy a technical name for fillet
 
[C19: New Latin, from Latin, from Greek lēmniskos ribbon]

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lemniscus lem·nis·cus (lěm-nĭs'kəs)
n. pl. lem·nis·ci (-nĭs'ī', -nĭs'kī', -nĭs'kē)
A bundle of nerve fibers ascending from sensory nuclei in the spinal cord and the rhombencephalon to the thalamus.

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