cauda equina

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Latin cauda equina (literally horse's tail), from its appearance like a horsetail.

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cauda equina

  1. (anatomy) A bundle of nerve roots at the base of the spinal column
    • 2004, Walter George Bradley, Neurology in Clinical Practice: The neurological disorders, Volume 2[1], page 1158:
      The cauda equina normally begins at the level of the L1/2 disc space, distal to the conus medullaris.

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