pyramidal tract

noun

Definition of pyramidal tract

: any of four columns of motor fibers that run in pairs on each side of the spinal cord and are continuations of the pyramids of the medulla oblongata

First Known Use of pyramidal tract

1857, in the meaning defined above

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“Pyramidal tract.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyramidal%20tract. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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