Splenium

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Splenium (Anat) The thickened posterior border of the corpus callosum; -- so called in allusion to its shape.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n splenium In anatomy, the thickened and rounded free border in which the corpus callosum ends behind. Also called pad. See cut I. under cerebral.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Splenium the round pad-like posterior border of the corpus callosum
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a plaster, a patch, from Gr. a bandage, compress
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. splēnion, bandage.