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basal ganglia

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pl n

the thalamus together with other closely related masses of grey matter, situated near the base of the brain

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Medical definitions for basal ganglia

basal ganglia

pl.n.

The caudate and lentiform nuclei of the brain and the cell groups associated with them, considered as a group.
All of the large masses of gray matter at the base of the cerebral hemisphere. No longer in technical use.
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