lemniscus

noun lem·nis·cus \ lem-ˈni-skəs \

Definition of lemniscus

plural lemnisci play \lem-ˈni-ˌskī, -ˌskē; -ˈni-ˌsī\
: 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


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lemniscus

noun lem·nis·cus \ lem-ˈnis-kəs \

medical Definition of lemniscus

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

lemniscal

play \-kəl\ adjective

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