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corpus cal·lo·sum

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

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

cor·pus cal·lo·sum

n. L. corpus callosum, comisura mayor del cerebro.
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Consisting of two leaflets formed of both gray and white matter, it is located inferior to the corpus collosum and runs anterior and superior to the fornix.
In Bruce Bond's "Corpus Collosum" the divided brain itself is held together by millions of strings; the two sides sing to each other, a music that goes beyond the body.
This preference of one hand over another has developed despite the absence of a corpus collosum, the part of the brain that in placental mammals allows one half of the brain to communicate with the other.