connectome

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From connect +‎ -ome.

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connectome (plural connectomes)

  1. (biology)   The complete description of the structural connectivity of an organism's nervous system.
    • 2012, Adam Zeman, ‘Only Connect’, Literary Review, issue 399:
      The tools Seung and his colleagues have developed to map the connectome are beginning to offer important insights into these previously baffling conditions.
    • 2012 March-April, Terrence J. Sejnowski, “Well-connected Brains”, American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 171: 
      Creating a complete map of the human connectome would therefore be a monumental milestone but not the end of the journey to understanding how our brains work.