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fillet

 [fil´et]
1. a loop, as of cord or tape, for making traction during surgery.
2. in the nervous system, a long band of nerve fibers.

lem·nis·cus

, pl.

lem·nis·ci

(lem-nis'kŭs, -nis'ī), [TA]
A bundle of nerve fibers ascending from sensory relay nuclei to the thalamus.
Synonym(s): fillet (1)
[L. from G. lēmniskos, ribbon or fillet]

lemniscus

/lem·nis·cus/ (lem-nis´kus) pl. lemnis´ci   [L.]
1. a ribbon or band.
2. a band or bundle of fibers in the central nervous system.

lemniscus

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

lemniscus

[lemnis′kəs]
Etymology: Gk, lemniskos, fillet
a band or tract of central nervous system fibers, particularly the ascending axons of secondary sensory neurons leading to the thalamus.

lemniscus

(1) Lateral lemniscus; lemniscus lateralis [NA6].
(2) Medial lemniscus; lemniscus medialis [NA6].

lem·nis·cus

, pl. lemnisci (lem-nis'kŭs, -kī) [TA]
A bundle of nerve fibers ascending from sensory relay nuclei to the thalamus.
Synonym(s): fillet (1) .
[L. from G. lēmniskos, ribbon or fillet]

lemniscus

A bundle of nerve fibres in the brain or spinal cord.

lemniscus

bundle of nerve fibres ascending from spinal cord sensory nuclei to the thalamus

lemniscus

pl. lemnisci [L.] a ribbon or band; a band or bundle of nerve fibers in the central nervous system.

medial lemniscus
an ascending tract of sensory nerve fibers in the medulla oblongata.