lemniscus definition

  • noun:
    • Anatomy a lot of money or band of physical nerve materials.
    • 1 of 2 oval bodies hanging from the interior walls of the human body in the Acanthocephala.
    • One of two oval systems hanging from the interior wall space for the body in Acanthocephala.
    • In anc. costume, a woolen fillet or ribbon pendent behind the head from diadems, crowns, etc. It had been similarly mounted on rewards as a mark of additional honor.
    • In structure:
    • among moment ribbon-like appendages associated with the generative pores of some entozoans, as Echinorhynchus. See cut under Acanthocephala.
    • identical to fillet, 9.
    • In zoology, a genus of acalephs.
    • a type of reference-mark like the modern-day asterisk, obelisk, etc., composed of a straight range drawn between two points or dots (รท), previously employed by textual critics in their annotations.
    • a bundle of sensory neurological materials visiting the thalamus

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