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Medical Term:

centrum semiovale


Definition: the great mass of white matter comprising the interior of the cerebral hemisphere; the name refers to the general shape of this white core in axial (horizontal) sections of the hemisphere.

Synonym(s): centrum medullare, centrum ovale, medullary center, semioval center, Vicq d'Azyr centrum semiovale, Vieussens centrum

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