Gennari's band -->
line of Gennari
medical dictionary

A prominent white line appearing in perpendicular sections of the visual cortex (Brodmann's area 17) at about mid-thickness of the cortical gray matter, corresponding to the particularly well developed outer line of Baillarger of that cortical area, and composed largely of tangentially disposed intracortical association fibres.

Synonyms: Gennari's band, Gennari's stria, stripe of Gennari.

(05 Mar 2000)