Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In anatomy, the thickened and rounded free border in which the corpus callosum ends behind. Also called pad. See cut I. under cerebral.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Anat.) The thickened posterior border of the corpus callosum; -- so called in allusion to its shape.

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  • noun anatomy The rounded posterior extremity of the brain's corpus callosum.
  • noun medicine A compress or bandage.

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Examples

  • De Lacoste-Utamsing and Holloway found that the shape of a portion of the corpus callosum called the splenium differed so dramatically between the sexes, with the splenium being larger in women than in men, that impartial observers were able to sex brains easily by looking at this single feature.

    Homosexuality and Biology

  • De Lacoste-Utamsing and Holloway found that the shape of a portion of the corpus callosum called the splenium differed so dramatically between the sexes, with the splenium being larger in women than in men, that impartial observers were able to sex brains easily by looking at this single feature.

    Homosexuality and Biology

  • Its thick posterior end, termed the splenium, overlaps the mid-brain, but is separated from it by the tela chorioidea of the third ventricle and the pineal body.

    IX. Neurology. 4c. The Fore-brain or Prosencephalon

  • The posterior end is termed the splenium and constitutes the thickest part of the corpus callosum.

    IX. Neurology. 4c. The Fore-brain or Prosencephalon

  • Arching backward from immediately behind the anterior commissure to the under surface of the splenium is a second white band named the fornix: between this and the corpus callosum are the laminæ and cavity of the septum pellucidum.

    IX. Neurology. 4c. The Fore-brain or Prosencephalon

  • Fausto-Sterling during an interview not long ago itemized some of the results from a long line of attempts to replicate sexual dimorphism: "1985: no sex differences in shape, width, or area. 1988: three independent observers unable to distinguish male from female. 1989: women had smaller callosal areas but larger percent of area in splenium, more-slender CCs, and more-bulbous splenium."

    Homosexuality and Biology

  • Fausto-Sterling during an interview not long ago itemized some of the results from a long line of attempts to replicate sexual dimorphism: "1985: no sex differences in shape, width, or area. 1988: three independent observers unable to distinguish male from female. 1989: women had smaller callosal areas but larger percent of area in splenium, more-slender CCs, and more-bulbous splenium."

    Homosexuality and Biology

  • The central part (pars centralis ventriculi lateralis; cella) (Fig. 737) of the lateral ventricle extends from the interventricular foramen to the splenium of the corpus callosum.

    IX. Neurology. 4c. The Fore-brain or Prosencephalon

  • Beginning in front at the anterior perforated substance, it passes forward and upward parallel with the rostrum, winds around the genu, runs backward above the corpus callosum, turns around the splenium, and ends in the hippocampal gyrus.

    IX. Neurology. 4c. The Fore-brain or Prosencephalon

  • Its apex is situated at the interventricular foramen; its base corresponds with the splenium of the corpus callosum, and occupies the interval between that structure above and the corpora quadrigemina and pineal body below.

    IX. Neurology. 4c. The Fore-brain or Prosencephalon

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