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pial part of filum terminale


Definition: portion of the filum terminale within the dural sac; it is composed of a prolongation of the pia mater caudal to the termination of the spinal cord at the tip of the conus medullaris.

Synonym(s): pars pialis fili terminalisTA, filum terminale internum, pial filament

See Also: terminal filum

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