fasciculus gracilis

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grac·ile fas·cic·u·lus

the smaller medial subdivision of the posterior funiculus.
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fasciculus gracilis

The more medial of the two large ascending axon tracts that fill the dorsal funiculus of the spinal cord. The fasciculus gracilis contains dorsal root ganglion cell axons transmitting discriminative sensations from the legs and trunk.
See also: fasciculus
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Friedrich, Swiss anatomist, 1829-1903.
Goll column - Synonym(s): fasciculus gracilis
nucleus of Goll - the medial one of the three nuclei of the dorsal column. Synonym(s): gracile nucleus
tract of Goll - Synonym(s): fasciculus gracilis
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