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corpus callosum

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noun corpus cal·lo·sum \-ka-ˈlō-səm\

Definition of corpus callosum

plural

corpora callosa

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  1. :  the great band of commissural fibers uniting the cerebral hemispheres of higher mammals including humans — see brain illustration



Origin and Etymology of corpus callosum

New Latin, literally, callous body


First Known Use: 1677


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corpus callosum

noun corpus cal·lo·sum \-ka-ˈlō-səm, -kə-\

Medical Definition of corpus callosum

plural

corpora callosa

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  1. :  the great band of commissural fibers uniting the cerebral hemispheres



Illustration of corpus callosum


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