striate cortex

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Another name for the primary visual cortex (Area V1), showing in cross-section alternating bands of white matter and grey matter unrelated to the striped ocular-dominance columns and orientation columns that are made visible only by special staining procedures. Often confused with the corpus striatum and the striatum. [From Latin striatus streaked, from stria a furrow or a flute of a column]

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