lemniscus

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noun lem·nis·cus \lem-ˈni-skəs\

Definition of lemniscus

plural

lemnisci

play \lem-ˈni-ˌskī, -ˌskē; -ˈni-ˌsī\
  1. :  a band of fibers and especially nerve fibers

lemniscal

play \lem-ˈni-skəl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of lemniscus

New Latin, from Latin, ribbon, from Greek lēmniskos


First Known Use: circa 1905


Medical Dictionary

lemniscus

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noun lem·nis·cus \lem-ˈnis-kəs\

Medical Definition of lemniscus

plural

lemnisci

\-ˈnis-ˌ(k)ī, -ˈnis-ˌkē\play play play
  1. :  a band of fibers and especially nerve fibers—called also fillet; see lateral lemniscus, medial lemniscus

lemniscal

\-kəl\play adjective

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