corpus callosum


corpus cal·lo·sum

noun \-ka-ˈlō-səm\
plural corpora cal·lo·sa \-sə\

Definition of CORPUS CALLOSUM

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

Origin of CORPUS CALLOSUM

New Latin, literally, callous body
First Known Use: 1677

corpus cal·lo·sum

noun \-ka-ˈlō-səm\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural corpora cal·lo·sa \-sə\

Medical Definition of CORPUS CALLOSUM

: the great band of commissural fibers uniting the cerebral hemispheres

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