lateral horn

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lat·er·al horn

[TA]
the small lateral gray column of the spinal cord as appearing in transverse section containing the intermediolateral cell column.
See also: gray columns.
Synonym(s): cornu laterale [TA]

lateral horn

a small hornlike projection of gray matter into the white matter of the spinal cord, located between the anterior and posterior horns or columns. Also called intermediate column, lateral column.

lateral horn

A column of neuron cell bodies and unmyelinated cell processes (ie, gray matter) running through the lateral quadrant of spinal cord segments C8–L2 In stained cross-sections of spinal cord, the lateral horns form a small bulge of gray matter between the dorsal and ventral horns. The lateral horns contain the preganglionic cell bodies of the sympathetic nervous system.
Synonym: intermediolateral horn; intermediolateral cell column; zona intermedia See: spinal cord
See also: horn