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decussation of pyramids


decussation of pyramids

noun

Definition of DECUSSATION OF PYRAMIDS

:  the crossing of the fibers of the corticospinal tracts from one side of the central nervous system to the other near the junction of the medulla and the spinal cord—called also pyramidal decussation
February 27, 2015
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