Tapetum of corpus callosum

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Brain: Tapetum of corpus callosum
Corpus callosum from above. (Tapetum labeled at center left.)
Latin tapetum corporis callosi
Gray's p.829
NeuroNames ancil-752

On either side of the corpus callosum, the fibers radiate in the white substance and pass to the various parts of the cerebral cortex; those curving forward from the genu into the frontal lobe constitute the forceps anterior, and those curving backward into the occipital lobe, the forceps posterior. Between these two parts is the main body of the fibers which constitute the tapetum and extend laterally on either side into the temporal lobe, and cover in the central part of the lateral ventricle.

This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.