Genu of the corpus callosum

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Genu of the corpus callosum
The fornix and corpus callosum from below. (Genu labeled at center top.)
Artery anterior cerebral artery
Latin genu corporis callosi
NeuroNames hier-176
NeuroLex ID Genu of corpus callosum
TA A14.1.09.243
FMA 61946
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The anterior end of the corpus callosum is named the genu, and is bent downward and backward in front of the septum pellucidum; diminishing rapidly in thickness, it is prolonged backward under the name of the rostrum, which is connected below with the lamina terminalis. In a study of five- to eighteen-year-olds there was found to be a positive correlation between age and callosal thickness.[1]

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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