Definition of corticofugal in English:


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


(Of a nerve fibre) originating in and running from the cerebral cortex.
More 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'.

Definition of corticofugal in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day deictic
Pronunciation: ˈdīktik
denoting a word whose meaning depends on context...