Medical Dictionary

nerve of Lancisi

noun nerve of Lan·ci·si \-län-ˈchē-zē\

Medical Definition of nerve of Lancisi

  1. :  either of a pair of longitudinal elevations near the middle line of the upper surface of the corpus callosum

Biographical Note for nerve of lancisi



Giovanni Maria

(1654–1720), Italian physician. The foremost Italian physician of his time, Lancisi served as professor of anatomy and medicine and as personal physician to several popes. He described the nerve of Lancisi in 1711.

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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