Definition of corticofugal in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkôrdəkōˈfyo͞oɡəl/
(also corticifugal /-ˈsifyəɡəl/)


(Of a nerve fiber) originating in and running from the cerebral cortex.
Example sentences
  • In addition to these corticofugal fibers, the ventral pons contains the transversely oriented pontocerebellar fibers.
  • The most striking feature of this preparation is the convergence of great masses of corticofugal fibers from extensive areas of cerebral cortex.
  • Components of the corona radiata and internal capsule are displayed, showing the convergence of corticofugal fibers as they descend to brainstem levels.


Late 19th century: from cortico- 'cortex' + Latin fugere 'run from'.

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Syllabification: cor·ti·co·fu·gal

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