noun (plural corpora callosa /ˈkôrpərə kaˈlōsə/)Anatomy
A broad band of nerve fibers joining the two hemispheres of the brain.
- 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.
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Syllabification: cor·pus cal·lo·sum
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