internal arcuate fibresmedical dictionary

<anatomy> Fibres that arise in the cuneate and gracile nuclei, pass in a curving course across the midline of the medulla oblongata, and form the contralateral medial lemniscus.

It also designates other fibres such as those of the olivocerebellar tract that arch through the substance of the medulla and form sensory decussation.

Synonyms: fibrae arcuatae internae.

American spelling: internal arcuate fibers

(05 Mar 2000)