lemniscus

noun

lem·​nis·​cus lem-ˈni-skəs How to pronounce lemniscus (audio)
: a band of fibers and especially nerve fibers
lemniscal adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, ribbon, from Greek lēmniskos

First Known Use

circa 1905, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lemniscus was circa 1905

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“Lemniscus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lemniscus. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

lemniscus

noun
lem·​nis·​cus lem-ˈnis-kəs How to pronounce lemniscus (audio)
: a band of fibers and especially nerve fibers

called also fillet

see lateral lemniscus, medial lemniscus
lemniscal adjective

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