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corticofugal

Line breaks: cor¦tico|fugal
Pronunciation: /ˌkɔːtɪkəʊˈfjuːɡ(ə)l
 
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(also corticifugal /ˌkɔːtɪˈsɪfjuːɡ(ə)l/)

Definition of corticofugal in English:

adjective

Anatomy
(Of a nerve fibre) 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.

Origin

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

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