Jumping across; passing over; pertaining to those cortical association fibers in the brain that pass from one convolution to another nonadjacent one. [L. transilio, to leap across, fr. salio, to leap]

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tran·sil·i·ent (tran-silґe-ənt) [trans- + L. salire to leap] leaping or passing across.

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