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lem·nis·cus

 (lĕm-nĭs′kəs)
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.]

lemniscus

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

lem•nis•cus

(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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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