[ lem-nis-kuhs ]
/ lɛmˈnɪs kəs /
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noun, plural lem·nis·ci [lem-nis-ahy, -nis-kee]. /lɛmˈnɪs aɪ, -ˈnɪs ki/. Anatomy.
a band of fibers, especially of white nerve fibers in the brain.
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Origin of lemniscus
1840–50; <New Latin, special use of Latin lēmniscus pendent ribbon <Greek lēmnískos ribbon
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British Dictionary definitions for lemniscus
/ (lɛmˈnɪskəs) /
noun plural -nisci (-ˈnɪsaɪ, -ˈnɪskiː)
anatomy a technical name for fillet (def. 9)
Word Origin for lemniscus
C19: New Latin, from Latin, from Greek lēmniskos ribbon
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Medical definitions for lemniscus
[ lĕm-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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