association fiber

noun Anatomy.

any of several nerve fibers connecting different areas of the cerebral cortex in the same hemisphere.

Origin of association fiber

First recorded in 1875–80 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Medical definitions for association fiber

association fiber


Any of the nerve fibers connecting individual subdivisions of a brain structure or different segments of the spinal cord.
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