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decussation

[ dee-kuh-sey-shuhn, dek-uh- ]
/ ˌdi kəˈseɪ ʃən, ˌdɛk ə- /
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noun
a process of becoming or condition of being crossed in the form of an X.
Anatomy. a nerve or tract of nerve fibers that crosses from one side of the central nervous system to the other.
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Origin of decussation

First recorded in 1650–60; decussate + -ion

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