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Medical Term:

decussation of medial lemniscus


the intercrossing of fibers of left and right gracile and cuneate nuclei, immediately rostral to the level of the decussation of the pyramidal tracts in the medulla oblongata. After having crossed, these fibers coalesce to form the medial lemniscus.

Synonym(s): decussatio lemnisci medialesTA, decussatio sensoria, decussation of the fillet, sensory decussation of medulla oblongata

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