conus medullaris

noun
conus med·​ul·​lar·​is | \ -ˌmed-ᵊl-ˈer-əs, -ˌmej-ə-ˈler- How to pronounce conus medullaris (audio) \

Medical Definition of conus medullaris

: a tapering lower part of the spinal cord at the level of the first lumbar segment

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“Conus medullaris.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/conus%20medullaris. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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