conus medullaris

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conus

 [ko´nus] (pl. co´ni) (L.)
1. a cone-shaped structure.
2. posterior staphyloma of the myopic eye.
conus arterio´sus the anterosuperior portion of the right ventricle of the heart, at the entrance to the pulmonary trunk. Called also infundibulum.
conus medulla´ris the cone-shaped lower end of the spinal cord, at the level of the upper lumbar vertebrae.
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co·nus me·dul·la·'ris

[TA]
the tapering lower extremity of the spinal cord.
Synonym(s): medullary cone [TA]
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conus medullaris

Anatomy The inferior, tapering portion of the spinal cord. See Spinal cord.
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med·ul·lar·y cone

(med'ŭ-lar'ē kōn) [TA]
The tapering lower extremity of the spinal cord.
Synonym(s): conus medullaris [TA] .
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An MRI revealed a huge tumour compressing his conus medularis (end of the spinal cord).