Communicating branch ( cbr ; Winslow, 1733 ) : A general term for a short white matter tract between two nerve cords, two nerves (Herophilus, c335-280 BC), two ganglia (Galen, c173), or a ganglion and a nerve. Galen (c180; see translation by Goss, 1966, p. 330) referred to communications between nerves and Winslow (1733, Sect. VI) frequently used the term communicating branch in describing macrodissected adult human nerves.

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