Corpus-callosum meaning

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Dividing the two hemispheres is the corpus callosum, a white matter that forms a line between the hemispheres. Despite dividing them, the corpus callosum allows the two areas to communicate with each other. The left portion of the cortex involves processes that are responsible for reasoning and language abilities while the right side functions for creativity and spatial perceptions.
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The arched bridge of nervous tissue that connects the two cerebral hemispheres, allowing communication between the right and left sides of the brain.
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A mass of white, transverse fibers connecting the cerebral hemispheres in human beings and in other higher mammals.
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The arched bridge of nervous tissue that connects the two cerebral hemispheres, allowing communication between the right and left sides of the brain.
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The transverse band of nerve fibers that connects the right and left cerebral hemispheres.
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In mammals, a broad band of nerve fibres that connects the left and right hemispheres of the brain.
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Origin of corpus-callosum

  • New Latin corpus callōsum Latin corpus body Latin callōsum neuter of callōsus callous
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition