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somatotopy

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somatotopy so·ma·tot·o·py (sō'mə-tŏt'ə-pē)
n.
The correspondence of receptors in regions or parts of the body via respective nerve fibers to specific functional areas of the cerebral cortex.


so·mat'o·top'ic (sə-māt'ə-tŏp'ĭk, sō'mə-tə-) adj.
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