[lem-nis-kuh s] /lɛmˈnɪs kəs/

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

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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