lemniscus


lem·nis·cus

noun \lem-ˈnis-kəs\
plural lem·nis·ci\-ˈnis-ˌkī, -ˌkē; -ˈni-ˌsī\

Definition of LEMNISCUS

:  a band of fibers and especially nerve fibers
lem·nis·cal \-kəl\ adjective

Origin of LEMNISCUS

New Latin, from Latin, ribbon, from Greek lēmniskos
First Known Use: circa 1905

lem·nis·cus

noun \lem-ˈnis-kəs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural lem·nis·ci \-ˈnis-ˌ(k)ī, -ˈnis-ˌkē\

Medical Definition of LEMNISCUS

: a band of fibers and especially nerve fibers—called also fillet; see lateral lemniscus, medial lemniscus
lem·nis·cal \-kəl\ adjective

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