Reissner's fiber

Reiss·​ner's fiber | \ ˈrīsnə(r)z- \

Definition of Reissner's fiber

: 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

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History and Etymology for Reissner's fiber

after Ernst Reissner †1878 German anatomist

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“Reissner's fiber.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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