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lemniscus

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noun lem·nis·cus \lem-ˈnis-kəs\

Definition of lemniscus

plural lem·nis·ciplay \-ˈnis-ˌkī, -ˌkē; -ˈni-ˌsī\

  1. :  a band of fibers and especially nerve fibers

lem·nis·cal play \-kəl\ adjective


Origin of lemniscus

New Latin, from Latin, ribbon, from Greek lēmniskos


First Known Use: circa 1905


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lemniscus

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noun lem·nis·cus \lem-ˈnis-kəs\

Medical Definition of lemniscus

plural lem·nis·ci \-ˈnis-ˌ(k)ī, -ˈnis-ˌkē\play play play

  1. :  a band of fibers and especially nerve fibers—called also fillet; see lateral lemniscus, medial lemniscus

  2. lem·nis·cal \-kəl\play adjective




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