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root filament

root filament in Medicine

root filament n.
Any of the the small individual fiber fascicles into which the roots of each spinal nerve and several of the cranial nerves divide in a fanlike fashion before entering or leaving the spinal cord or brainstem. Also called nerve rootlet.

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