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Related to fasciculus: Arcuate fasciculus, Fasciculus cuneatus, fasciculus gracilis, fasciculus retroflexus, medial longitudinal fasciculus, uncinate fasciculus
fasciculus[fah-sik´u-lus] (pl. fasci´culi) (L.)
cuneate fasciculus of medulla oblongata the continuation into the medulla oblongata of the cuneate fasciculus of spinal cord.
cuneate fasciculus of spinal cord the lateral portion of the dorsal funiculus of the spinal cord, composed of ascending fibers that end in the nucleus cuneatus.
gracile fasciculus of medulla oblongata the continuation into the medulla oblongata of the gracile fasciculus of spinal cord.
gracile fasciculus of spinal cord the median portion of the dorsal funiculus of the spinal cord, composed of ascending fibers that end in the nucleus gracilis.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A band or bundle of fibers, usually of muscle or nerve fibers; a nerve fiber tract.
Synonym(s): fasciculus (1) [TA]
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n. pl. fascicu·li (-lī′)
A bundle of anatomical fibers, as of muscle or nerve. Also called fascicle.
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fas·cic·u·lus, gen. and pl. fasciculi (fă-sik'kyū-lŭs, lī) [TA]
1. Synonym(s): fascicle.
2. Synonym(s): cord (1) .
[L. dim. of fascis, bundle]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
fasciculusA bundle of fibres, especially nerve fibres, running together with common origins and functions.
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