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FILUM TERMINALE

A long, slender connective tissue (pia mater) strand extending from the extremity of the medullary cone to the inside aspect of the spinal dural sac (filum terminale internum); stout strands of connective tissue attaching the spinal dural sac to the coccyx (filum terminale externum), commonly called the coccygeal ligament. Synonym: filum terminale, nervus impar, terminal thread.
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