Decussation definition

dĕkə-sāshən, dēkə-
A crossing in the shape of an X.
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(anatomy) An X-shaped crossing, especially of nerves or bands of nerve fibers, connecting corresponding parts on opposite sides of the brain or spinal cord.
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A decussating or being decussated.
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An intersection forming an X.
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(anat.) A crossing of bands of nerve fibers in the brain or spinal cord.
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A crossing in the shape of an X.
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(anatomy) An X-shaped crossing, especially of nerves or bands of nerve fibers, connecting corresponding parts on opposite sides of the brain or spinal cord.
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A crossing or intersection of lines etc. so as to form an X-shape.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
decussation
Plural:
decussations

Origin of decussation

  • From Latin decussationem, from decussare.

    From Wiktionary