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spinocuneate fibers


Definition: axons that originate from cells in the posterior horn of cervical and upper thoracic spinal levels, ascend ipsilaterally in the cuneate fasciculus, and terminate in the cuneate nucleus. These are part of the postsynaptic–dorsal column system.

Synonym(s): fibrae spinocuneataeTA

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