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corpus cal·lo·sum

 (kə-lō′səm)
n. pl. corpora cal·lo·sa (kə-lō′sə)
The arched bridge of nervous tissue that connects the two cerebral hemispheres, allowing communication between the right and left sides of the brain.

[New Latin corpus callōsum : Latin corpus, body + Latin callōsum, neuter of callōsus, callous.]

corpus callosum

(kəˈləʊsəm)
n, pl corpora callosa (kəˈləʊsə)
(Anatomy) the band of white fibres that connects the cerebral hemispheres in mammals
[New Latin, literally: callous body]

cor•pus cal•lo•sum

(ˈkɔr pəs kəˈloʊ səm)

n., pl. cor•po•ra cal•lo•sa (ˈkɔr pər ə kəˈloʊ sə)
the thick band of transverse nerve fibers between the two halves of the cerebrum in placental mammals.
[1700–10; < New Latin: literally, firm body]

corpus callosum

The band of nerve fibers joining both hemispheres of the cerebrum.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.corpus callosum - a broad transverse nerve tract connecting the two cerebral hemispherescorpus callosum - a broad transverse nerve tract connecting the two cerebral hemispheres
commissure - a bundle of nerve fibers passing from one side to the other of the brain or spinal cord
forebrain, prosencephalon - the anterior portion of the brain; the part of the brain that develops from the anterior part of the neural tube
Translations

cor·pus cal·lo·sum

n. L. corpus callosum, comisura mayor del cerebro.
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