ventral funiculus

noun

Medical Definition of ventral funiculus

: a longitudinal division on each side of the spinal cord comprising white matter between the anterior median fissure and the ventral root Their axons descend in the lateral and ventral funiculi and terminate on motor neurons or on interneurons that project to motor neurons within the spinal gray matter. — Marion Murray, in Neuroscience in Medicine, 3rd edition, 2010

called also anterior funiculus

— compare lateral funiculus, posterior funiculus

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“Ventral funiculus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/ventral%20funiculus. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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