Part of the central nervous system located in the vertebral canal continuous with and caudal to the brain; demarcated from brain by plane of foramen magnum. It is composed of an inner core of gray matter in which nerve cells predominate, and an outer layer of white matter in which myelinated nerve fibers predominate, and surrounds the central canal. (CUMBO) [ BIRNLEX:1709 ]

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Term information

database cross reference

cumbo, uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core, organ_slim, major_organ

latin term
fissura cerebrocerebellaris [ NeuroNames:22 ]

latin term
fissura cerebro-cerebellaris [ NeuroNames:22 ]

depicted by

editor note

TODO - add superclass to unify with VNC?

external definition

Part of the central nervous system which descends from the hindbrain within the vertebral column.[AAO]

has related synonym

spinal medulla

fissura cerebro-cerebellaris

medulla spinalis

fissura cerebrocerebellaris


cerebro-cerebellar fissure

cerebrocerebellar fissure

spinal cord structure

homology notes

(...) at some stage of its development, every chordate exhibits five uniquely derived characters or synapomorphies of the group: (...) (4) a single, tubular nerve cord that is located dorsal to the notochord (...) (reference 1); The neural tube is destined to differentiate into the brain and spinal cord (the central nervous system) (reference 2).[well established][VHOG]