superior longitudinal fasciculus

noun

Medical Definition of superior longitudinal fasciculus

: a large bundle of association fibers in the white matter of each cerebral hemisphere that extends above the insula from the frontal lobe to the occipital lobe where it curves downward and forward into the temporal lobe

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“Superior longitudinal fasciculus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/superior%20longitudinal%20fasciculus. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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