Definition of Lemniscus

1. Noun. A bundle of sensory nerve fibers going to the thalamus.

Exact synonyms: Fillet
Generic synonyms: Afferent, Afferent Nerve, Sensory Nerve



Definition of Lemniscus

1. n. One of two oval bodies hanging from the interior walls of the body in the Acanthocephala.

Definition of Lemniscus

1. a band of nerve fibers [n -CI]

Medical Definition of Lemniscus

1. Origin: L. See Lemniscata. One of two oval bodies hanging from the interior walls of the body in the Acanthocephala. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lemniscus

lemme
lemmie
lemming
lemminglike
lemmings
lemmoblast
lemmocyte
lemnian
lemniscal
lemniscal trigone
lemniscate
lemniscate of Bernouli
lemniscates
lemniscatic
lemnisci
lemniscus (current term)
lemniscus lateralis
lemniscus medialis
lemniscus spinalis
lemniscus trigeminalis
lemon-scented gum
lemon-wood
lemon-wood tree
lemon balm
lemon basil
lemon basils
lemon cheese
lemon chiffon

Literary usage of Lemniscus

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1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1885)
"Flechsig finds that the lemniscus can be divided into three parts in the pons, ... A portion joins the lateral lemniscus, reaches the outer part of the ..."

2. An Atlas of the Medulla and Midbrain: A Laboratory Manual by Florence Rena Sabin (1901)
"The lemniscus superior is best seen in a lateral view (Plates n superior and v). Its shape has already been described; it is a triangular e""" sheet of ..."

3. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman, Joseph Meredith Toner Collection (Library of Congress) (1884)
"V.—RELATIONS OF THE lemniscus PROPER то THE INTERNAL CAPSULE. WITHOUT entering into a special discussion of that part of the lemniscus which occupies the ..."

4. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1885)
"THE lemniscus.—Von Monakow has divided the lemniscus at the level of its exit ... The parts divided were the lateral and lower portions of the lemniscus, ..."

5. The Nervous System and Its Constituent Neurones: Designed for the Use of by Lewellys Franklin Barker (1899)
"He believes, however, that it is the medial portion of the lateral lemniscus which is concerned. Later studies have, however, shown the correctness ..."

6. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"As the medial lemniscus ascends through the pons it receives additional fibres ... The majority of these additional fibres pass to the lemniscus through the ..."

7. Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1921)
"As the medial lemniscus ascends through the pons it receives additional fibres ... The majority of the additional fibres pass to the lemniscus through the ..."

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