Lemniscus



[lem-nis-kuh s] /lɛmˈnɪs kəs/

noun, plural lemnisci
[lem-nis-ahy, -nis-kee] /lɛmˈnɪs aɪ, -ˈnɪs ki/ (Show IPA). Anatomy.
1.
a band of fibers, especially of white nerve fibers in the brain.
/lɛmˈnɪskəs/
noun (pl) -nisci (-ˈnɪsaɪ; -ˈnɪskiː)
1.
(anatomy) a technical name for fillet (sense 9)
n.

1811, from Late Latin lemniscus “a pendent ribbon.” from Greek lemniskos “woolen ribbon,” perhaps originally or literally “of Lemnos,” island in the Aegean. Related: Lemniscate (1781).

lemniscus lem·nis·cus (lěm-nĭs’kəs)
n. pl. lem·nis·ci (-nĭs’ī’, -nĭs’kī’, -nĭs’kē)
A bundle of nerve fibers ascending from sensory nuclei in the spinal cord and the rhombencephalon to the thalamus.

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