Semioval center

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Semioval center
Dissection of cortex and brain-stem showing association fibers and island of Reil after removal of its superficial gray substance.
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Human brain right dissected lateral view description
Latin centrum semiovale
NeuroNames hier-172
FMA 61939
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The semioval center or centrum semiovale is the white matter found underneath the grey matter on the surface of the cerebrum. The term is synonymous with cerebral white matter.[citation needed]

The white matter, located in each hemisphere between the cerebral cortex and nuclei, as a whole has a semioval shape. It consists of cortical projection fibers, association fibers and cortical fibers. It continues ventrally as the corona radiata.


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

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