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n. pl. lem·nis·ci (-nĭs′ī′, -nĭs′kī′, -nĭs′kē) Anatomy
A bundle or band of sensory nerve fibers.

[Latin lēmniscus, ribbon, from Greek lēmniskos, perhaps from Lēmnos, Lemnos.]


n, pl -nisci (-ˈnɪsaɪ; -ˈnɪskiː)
(Anatomy) anatomy a technical name for fillet9
[C19: New Latin, from Latin, from Greek lēmniskos ribbon]


(lɛmˈnɪs kəs)

n., pl. -nis•ci (-ˈnɪs aɪ, -ˈnɪs ki)
a band of sensory nerve fibers in the brain.
[1840–50; < New Latin; Latin lēmniscus pendent ribbon < Greek lēmnískos ribbon]
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Noun1.lemniscus - a bundle of sensory nerve fibers going to the thalamus
afferent, afferent nerve, sensory nerve - a nerve that passes impulses from receptors toward or to the central nervous system
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The convergence of visceral and somatic pain with the same neurons from the trigeminal sensory tract (SC5 and PA5) is the key element explaining the neural basis for referred pain's clinical phenomenon, originating in the visceral organs.
The illustrations of these motor and sensory tracts in most of the neuroanatomy textbooks would not allow students to get an imaginary 3D (three dimensional) view of the related structures without referring to the cadavers.
Since the thalamus is considered a relay center for sensory tracts between the cerebrum and the spinal cord, it is easier for external stimuli to make this voyage in REM sleep and arouse the sleeping patient to partial or full consciousness.