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Brain: Genu of the corpus callosum
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The fornix and corpus callosum from below. (Genu labeled at center top.)
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Latin genu corporis callosi
Gray's subject #189 828
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Artery
Vein
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MeSH [1]

The anterior end of the corpus callosum is named the genu, and is bent downward and backward in front of the septum pellucidum; diminishing rapidly in thickness, it is prolonged backward under the name of the rostrum, which is connected below with the lamina terminalis.

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