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Medical Term:

line of Gennari

Pronunciation: je-nah're


a prominent white line appearing in perpendicular sections of the visual cortex (Brodmann area 17) at about midthickness of the cortical gray matter, corresponding to the particularly well-developed outer line of Baillarger of that cortical area, and composed largely of tangentially disposed intracortical association fibers.

Synonym(s): occipital stripeTA, stria occipitalisTA, occipital line, Gennari band, Gennari stria, stripe of Gennari

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