corpus callosum

noun
corpus cal·lo·sum | \-ka-ˈlō-səm, -kə-\
plural corpora callosa\-ka-ˈlō-sə, -kə- \

Definition of corpus callosum 

: the great band of commissural fibers uniting the cerebral hemispheres of higher mammals including humans — see brain illustration

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Now, studying mouse brains, the Lees have identified genes that interact with FOXG1, helping explain why one crippled copy of FOXG1 damages the corpus callosum's ability to transmit signals between hemispheres. Author: Pam Belluck, Anchorage Daily News, "Infinitesimal odds: A scientist finds her child’s rare illness stems from the gene she studies," 25 Apr. 2018 Clinical data also suggest that concussions involve more than the surface of the brain, as their severity correlates with damage deeper inside, such as deformations around the corpus callosum, the bridge between the brain’s hemispheres. Adrian Cho, Science | AAAS, "Concussions originate from ringing deep inside the brain, modeling suggests," 30 Mar. 2018 For example, the modeling of a hit in which a player lost consciousness shows that in that collision the corpus callosum oscillated at a higher frequency than the surrounding white matter. Adrian Cho, Science | AAAS, "Concussions originate from ringing deep inside the brain, modeling suggests," 30 Mar. 2018 The air cavity had triggered a blood flow blockage to his corpus callosum, the part of the brain that connects the left to the right. Fox News, "Medical mystery: Doctors stunned to find 9 cm air-pocket where man's brain should be," 13 Mar. 2018 One, of course, is combining the two images, which is helped by the corpus callosum, the tiny part of your brain which joins the two big hemispheres. sandiegouniontribune.com, "6 facts about your eyes," 20 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of corpus callosum

1677, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for corpus callosum

borrowed from New Latin, literally, "tough body"

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corpus callosum

noun
corpus cal·lo·sum | \-ka-ˈlō-səm, -kə-\
plural corpora callosa\-sə \

Medical Definition of corpus callosum 

: the great band of commissural fibers uniting the cerebral hemispheres

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