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fasciculus cuneatus


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A subdivision of the bundle of ascending nerve fibres in the posterior funiculus of the spinal cord, the part towards either side that carries information about touch and position from the arm on the same side of the body and that terminates in the cuneate nucleus. See also dorsal column. Compare fasciculus gracilis. [From Latin cuneatus wedge-shaped, from cuneus a wedge]

Subjects: Psychology.


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