claustrum

[ klaw-struhm, klou- ]

noun,plural claus·tra [klaw-struh, klou-]. /ˈklɔ strə, ˈklaʊ-/. Anatomy.

Origin of claustrum

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1840–50; <New Latin; Latin: bolt, barrier, equivalent to claud(ere) to close, shut + -trum instrumental suffix; cf. cloister

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