corpus callosum

noun corpus cal·lo·sum \ -ka-ˈlō-səm , -kə- \

Definition of corpus callosum

plural corpora callosa play \-ka-ˈlō-sə, -kə-\
: the great band of commissural fibers uniting the cerebral hemispheres of higher mammals including humans — see brain illustration

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Origin and Etymology of corpus callosum

New Latin, literally, callous body


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corpus callosum

noun corpus cal·lo·sum \ -ka-ˈlō-səm, -kə- \

medical Definition of corpus callosum

plural corpora callosa play \-sə\
: the great band of commissural fibers uniting the cerebral hemispheres

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