lateral column

noun

Medical Definition of lateral column

1 : a lateral extension of the gray matter in each lateral half of the spinal cord present in the thoracic and upper lumbar regions

called also lateral horn

— compare dorsal horn, ventral horn

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“Lateral column.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/lateral%20column. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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