fasciculus

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Related to Fasciculus cuneatus: fasciculus gracilis, Gracile fasciculus, Gracile tract

fas·cic·u·lus

 (fə-sĭk′yə-ləs)
n. pl. fas·cic·u·li (-lī′)
A bundle of anatomical fibers, as of muscle or nerve. Also called fascicle.

[Latin, fascicle; see fascicle.]

fasciculus

(fəˈsɪkjʊləs)
n, pl -li (-ˌlaɪ)
(Anatomy) another name for fascicle2, fascicule

fas•ci•cle

(ˈfæs ɪ kəl)

n.
1. a section of a book or set of books being published in installments as separate pamphlets or volumes.
2. a close cluster, as of flowers.
3. a small bundle of nerve or muscle fibers.
[1490–1500; < Latin fasciculus, diminutive of fascis. See fasces, -cle1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fasciculus - a bundle of fibers (especially nerve fibers)fasciculus - a bundle of fibers (especially nerve fibers)
trigonum cerebrale, fornix - an arched bundle of white fibers at the base of the brain by which the hippocampus of each hemisphere projects to the contralateral hippocampus and to the thalamus and mamillary bodies
nerve tissue, nervous tissue - tissue composed of neurons
nervous system, systema nervosum - the sensory and control apparatus consisting of a network of nerve cells
nerve, nervus - any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body
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43) The fasciculus gracilis conducts these sensory modalities from the lower half of the body and the fasciculus cuneatus conducts these sensory modalities from the upper half of the body.

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