Definition of corticofugal in English:

corticofugal

(also corticifugal)

adjective

Anatomy
  • (of a nerve fiber) originating in and running from the cerebral cortex.

    • ‘These projection fibers consist largely of ascending fibers of the thalamic radiation and descending corticofugal fibers.’
    • ‘In addition to these corticofugal fibers, the ventral pons contains the transversely oriented pontocerebellar fibers.’
    • ‘The most striking feature of this preparation is the convergence of great masses of corticofugal fibers from extensive areas of cerebral cortex.’
    • ‘Components of the corona radiata and internal capsule are displayed, showing the convergence of corticofugal fibers as they descend to brainstem levels.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from cortico- cortex + Latin fugere run from.

Pronunciation:

corticofugal

/ˌkôrdəkōˈfyo͞oɡəl/