American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Anatomy A bundle or band of sensory nerve fibers.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anc. costume, a woolen fillet or ribbon pendent at the back of the head from diadems, crowns, etc. It was likewise attached to prizes as a mark of additional honor.
- n. In anatomy:
- n. One of the minute ribbon-like appendages of the generative pores of some entozoans, as Echinorhynchus. See cut under Acanthocephala.
- n. Same as fillet, 9.
- n. In zoology, a genus of acalephs.
- n. A kind of reference-mark such as the modern asterisk, obelisk, etc., consisting of a straight line drawn between two points or dots (÷), formerly used by textual critics in their annotations.
- n. zoology One of two oval bodies hanging from the interior walls of the body in the Acanthocephala.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) One of two oval bodies hanging from the interior walls of the body in the Acanthocephala.
- n. a bundle of sensory nerve fibers going to the thalamus
- Latin. See lemniscata. (Wiktionary)
- Latin lēmniscus, ribbon, from Greek lēmniskos, perhaps from Lēmnos, Lemnos. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In the pons it lies along the lateral edge of the lateral lemniscus.”
“The lateral and ventral spinothalamic fasciculi are sometimes termed the secondary sensory fasciculus or spinal lemniscus.”
“In the brain-stem the fibers run lateral from the inferior olive, ventro-lateral from the superior olive, then ventro-medial from the spinal tract of the trigeminal; the fibers come to lie in the medial portion of the lateral lemniscus.”
“The lateral lemniscus (lateral fillet), the continuation upward of the central path of hearing, consists of fibers which come from the cochlear nuclei of the same and the opposite side by way of the trapezoid body and from the preolivary nuclei.”
“This part of the lateral lemniscus is known as the fillet of Reil.”
“Other axons from Deiterss nucleus are supposed to cross and ascend in the opposite medial lemniscus to the ventro-lateral nuclei of the thalamus; still other fibers pass into the cerebellum with the inferior peduncle and are distributed to the cortex of the vermis and the roof nuclei of the cerebellum; according to Cajal they merely pass through the nucleus fastigii on their way to the cortex of the vermis and the hemisphere.”
“Here they dip into the substance of the pons, cross the median plane, and join the lateral lemniscus.”
“The fibers of the lateral lemniscus end by terminals or collaterals in the inferior colliculus and the medial geniculate body.”
“The axons of the lower nucleus of the lateral lemniscus, which arise from the larger stellate or spindle-shaped cells, with long, smooth, much branched dendrites, are said by some authors to join the lateral lemniscus, but according to Cajal they pass medially toward the raphé; their termination is unknown.”
“From the superior olivary nucleus of the same and opposite sides axons join the lateral lemniscus.”
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