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Medical Term:

lemniscus

Pronunciation: lem-nis'kus, -nis'i

Definition: A bundle of nerve fibers ascending from sensory relay nuclei to the thalamus.

Synonym(s): fillet1

[L. from G. lemniskos, ribbon or fillet]

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