somatotopy

[ sō′mə-tŏtə-pē ]

n.

The correspondence of receptors in regions or parts of the body via respective nerve fibers to specific functional areas of the cerebral cortex.

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Other words from somatotopy

so•mat′o•topic (sə-măt′ə-tŏpĭk, sō′mə-tə-) adj.
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