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lentiform nucleus

lentiform nucleus in Medicine

lentiform nucleus n.
The large, cone-shaped mass of gray matter that forms the central core of the cerebral hemisphere, whose convex base is formed by the putamen and whose apical part consists of the globus pallidus. Also called lenticular nucleus.

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