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Decussation  n.  Act of crossing at an acute angle, or state of being thus crossed; an intersection in the form of an X; as, the decussation of lines, nerves, etc.

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"Decussation" Quotes from Famous Books

... brain governs the right half of the body, and the right brain governs the left half, the connecting fibres having their crossing (called decussation) in the spinal cord. Hence the left brain is usually more fully developed in the occipital and basilar regions than the right, in right handed people, as may frequently be detected by a careful examination of the head, or an inspection of the interior the skull. The left ...
— Buchanan's Journal of Man, April 1887 - Volume 1, Number 3 • Various

... claims that the corpus callosum is not a commissure, but the decussation of cortical fibers on their way down to enter the internal and external capsules of the ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 520, December 19, 1885 • Various

... interesting to see how old questions are incidentally settled in the course of these new investigations. Thus, Mr. Clarke's dissections, confirmed by preparations of Mr. Dean's which I have myself examined, placed the fact of the decussation of the pyramids—denied by Haller, by Morgagni, and even by Stilling—beyond doubt. So the spinal canal, the existence of which, at least in the adult, has been so often disputed, appears as a coarse and unequivocal anatomical fact in many of the ...
— Medical Essays • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Words linked to "Decussation" :   optic chiasma, complex body part, decussate, chiasma, structure, chiasma opticum, chiasm, anatomical structure, bodily structure

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