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Medical Term:

Baillarger lines

Pronunciation: bi'ahr-zha

Definition: two laminae of white fibers that course parallel to the surface of the cerebral cortex and are visible as the stria of the internal pyramidal layer [TA] in cortical layer V (outer line) and the stria of the internal granular layer [TA] in cortical layer IV (inner line) that appear in myelin-stained sections cut perpendicularly to the surface; the line of Gennari in the calcarine cortex represents the outer of these lines.

Synonym(s): stria laminae granularis internaeTA, stria laminae pyramidalis internaeTA, Baillarger bands

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