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corticofugal

Pronunciation: kor'ti-ko-fyu'gal

Definition: Passing in a direction away from the outer surface; denoting especially nerve fibers conveying impulses away from the cerebral cortex.

Synonym(s): corticifugal, corticoefferent

[L. cortex, rind, bark, + fugio, to flee]

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