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Medical Term:

arcuate fibers


Definition: nervous or tendinous fibers passing in the form of an arch from one structure to (usually) an immediately adjacent structure, such as gyri in the cerebral cortex.

See: arcuate fibers of cerebrum, external arcuate fibers, internal arcuate fibers

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