Definition of corpus callosum in English:

corpus callosum

Syllabification: cor·pus cal·lo·sum
Pronunciation: /ˌkôrpəs kaˈlōsəm
 
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noun (plural corpora callosa /ˈkôrpərə kaˈlōsə/)

Anatomy
  • A broad band of nerve fibers joining the two hemispheres of the brain.
    More example sentences
    • The mass extended into the left hemisphere through the anterior corpus callosum and obliterated the frontal horn of the right lateral ventricle.
    • In this preparation the corpus callosum, caudate nucleus, and most brainstem structures have been removed.
    • In addition, in murderers' brains, the corpus callosum - a band of tissue that links the right and left hemispheres - also functioned poorly.

Origin

early 18th century: from corpus and Latin callosum, neuter of callosus 'tough'.

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