Reissner's fiber

noun

Reiss·​ner's fiber
ˈrīsnə(r)z-
: a band of fibers arising from the roof of the midbrain in many vertebrates, passing along the aqueduct and fourth ventricle to enter the central canal of the spinal cord, ending in the regions of the spinal nerves, being especially large in fishes, and probably taking part in visual reflexes or regulating flexion of the body

Word History

Etymology

after Ernst Reissner †1878 German anatomist

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“Reissner's fiber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Reissner%27s%20fiber. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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