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corpus callosum

[kawr-puh s kuh-loh-suh m]
noun, plural cor·po·ra cal·lo·sa [kawr-per-uh kuh-loh-suh] /ˈkɔr pər ə kəˈloʊ sə/. Anatomy, Zoology.
  1. a great band of deeply situated transverse white fibers uniting the two halves of the cerebrum in humans and other mammals.
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Origin of corpus callosum

1700–10; < New Latin: literally, firm body
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British Dictionary definitions for corpus callosum

corpus callosum

noun plural corpora callosa (kəˈləʊsə)
  1. the band of white fibres that connects the cerebral hemispheres in mammals
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Word Origin

New Latin, literally: callous body
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corpus callosum in Medicine

corpus callosum

  1. The commissural plate of nerve fibers connecting the two cerebral hemispheres except for most of the temporal lobes.commissure of cerebral hemispheres
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corpus callosum in Science

corpus callosum

Plural corpora callosa
  1. The transverse band of nerve fibers that connects the right and left cerebral hemispheres.
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