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lemniscus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lemniscus a bundle of sensory nerve fibers going to the thalamus
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lemniscus lĕm*nĭs"kŭs (Zoöl) One of two oval bodies hanging from the interior walls of the body in the Acanthocephala.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lemniscus In anc. costume, a woolen fillet or ribbon pendent at the back of the head from diadems, crowns, etc. It was likewise attached to prizes as a mark of additional honor.
    • n lemniscus In anatomy:
    • n lemniscus One of the minute ribbon-like appendages of the generative pores of some entozoans, as Echinorhynchus. See cut under Acanthocephala.
    • n lemniscus Same as fillet, 9.
    • n lemniscus In zoology, a genus of acalephs.
    • n lemniscus A kind of reference-mark such as the modern asterisk, obelisk, etc., consisting of a straight line drawn between two points or dots (÷), formerly used by textual critics in their annotations.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. See Lemniscata