lemniscus

noun
lem·nis·cus | \lem-ˈni-skəs \
plural lemnisci\lem-ˈni-ˌskī, -ˌskē; -ˈni-ˌsī \

Definition of lemniscus 

: a band of fibers and especially nerve fibers

Other Words from lemniscus

lemniscal \lem-ˈni-skəl \ 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

noun
lem·nis·cus | \lem-ˈnis-kəs \
plural lemnisci\-ˈnis-ˌ(k)ī, -ˈnis-ˌkē \

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 \ adjective

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