association fiber


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association fiber

n.
Any of the nerve fibers connecting individual subdivisions of a brain structure or different segments of the spinal cord.
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The device implements the newly approved Electronic Industry Association fiber optic transceiver protocol standard (EIA-709.
The white fiber tracts in the brain are divided into three groups: association fibers that connect different cortical regions within the same hemisphere as the U-shape fibers, or arched fibers; commissural fibers that are responsible for the connection of the two hemispheres, for instance, the corpus callosum and the anterior commissure; and finally, projection fibers that establish connection between cortical and other CNS structures at different levels, such as the basal ganglia, brain stem and spinal cord, as well as other distant cortical regions (4).

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