Definition of “corpus callosum” - English Dictionary


“corpus callosum” in English

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corpus callosumnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌkɔː.pəs kəˈləʊ.səm/ us /ˌkɔːr.pəs kəˈloʊ.səm/ plural corpora callosa specialized

Examples from literature

  • Although each hemisphere is especially related to the opposite half of the body, the two are unified in function by a great bridge of nerve fibres, called the corpus callosum, which unites them. 
  • If we were to remove the surface portion of the apex of the brain we should find immediately below it the shining belt of brain substance called the "corpus callosum." 
  • The corpus callosum and the fornix were undeveloped. 

(Definition of “corpus callosum” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)