corpus callosum

noun
corpus cal·​lo·​sum | \ -ka-ˈlō-səm How to pronounce corpus callosum (audio) , -kə- \
plural corpora callosa\ -​ka-​ˈlō-​sə How to pronounce corpus callosum (audio) , -​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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Recent Examples on the Web In the 20th and 21st centuries, some researchers found the whole corpus callosum is proportionally larger in women on average while others found only certain parts are bigger. The Conversation, oregonlive, "The secrets of the female and male brain? Turns out they are pretty similar," 8 Aug. 2020 In the 20th and 21st centuries, some researchers found the whole corpus callosum is proportionally larger in women on average while others found only certain parts are bigger. The Conversation, oregonlive, "The secrets of the female and male brain? Turns out they are pretty similar," 8 Aug. 2020 In the 20th and 21st centuries, some researchers found the whole corpus callosum is proportionally larger in women on average while others found only certain parts are bigger. The Conversation, oregonlive, "The secrets of the female and male brain? Turns out they are pretty similar," 8 Aug. 2020 In the 20th and 21st centuries, some researchers found the whole corpus callosum is proportionally larger in women on average while others found only certain parts are bigger. The Conversation, oregonlive, "The secrets of the female and male brain? Turns out they are pretty similar," 8 Aug. 2020 Chang has also observed structural differences in the corpus callosum, the big bundle of nerve fibers that links the left and right hemispheres of the brain. Amber Dance Knowable Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, "What Neuroscientists Are Discovering About Stuttering," 4 Sep. 2020 In the 20th and 21st centuries, some researchers found the whole corpus callosum is proportionally larger in women on average while others found only certain parts are bigger. The Conversation, oregonlive, "The secrets of the female and male brain? Turns out they are pretty similar," 8 Aug. 2020 In the 20th and 21st centuries, some researchers found the whole corpus callosum is proportionally larger in women on average while others found only certain parts are bigger. The Conversation, oregonlive, "The secrets of the female and male brain? Turns out they are pretty similar," 8 Aug. 2020 In the 20th and 21st centuries, some researchers found the whole corpus callosum is proportionally larger in women on average while others found only certain parts are bigger. The Conversation, oregonlive, "The secrets of the female and male brain? Turns out they are pretty similar," 8 Aug. 2020

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corpus%20callosum. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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corpus callosum

noun
corpus cal·​lo·​sum | \ -ka-ˈlō-səm, -kə- \
plural corpora callosa\ -​sə How to pronounce corpus callosum (audio) \

Medical Definition of corpus callosum

: the great band of commissural fibers uniting the cerebral hemispheres

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