lemniscus

noun
lem·​nis·​cus | \ lem-ˈni-skəs How to pronounce lemniscus (audio) \
plural lemnisci\ lem-​ˈni-​ˌskī How to pronounce lemnisci (audio) , -​ˌskē ; -​ˈni-​ˌsī \

Definition of lemniscus

: a band of fibers and especially nerve fibers

Other Words from lemniscus

lemniscal \ lem-​ˈni-​skəl How to pronounce lemniscal (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of lemniscus

circa 1905, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lemniscus

New Latin, from Latin, ribbon, from Greek lēmniskos

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“Lemniscus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lemniscus. Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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lemniscus

noun
lem·​nis·​cus | \ lem-ˈnis-kəs How to pronounce lemniscus (audio) \
plural lemnisci\ -​ˈnis-​ˌ(k)ī How to pronounce lemnisci (audio) , -​ˈnis-​ˌkē How to pronounce lemnisci (audio) \

Medical Definition of lemniscus

: a band of fibers and especially nerve fibers

called also fillet

— see lateral lemniscus, medial lemniscus

Other Words from lemniscus

lemniscal \ -​kəl How to pronounce lemniscal (audio) \ adjective

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