corpus striatum

[kawr-puh s strahy-ey-tuh m]
noun, plural cor·po·ra stri·a·ta [kawr-per-uh strahy-ey-tuh] /ˈkɔr pər ə straɪˈeɪ tə/. Anatomy.
  1. a mass of gray matter beneath the cortex and in front of the thalamus in each cerebral hemisphere.

Origin of corpus striatum

1850–55; < New Latin: striated body
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British Dictionary definitions for corpus striatum

corpus striatum

noun plural corpora striata (straɪˈeɪtə)
  1. a striped mass of white and grey matter situated in front of the thalamus in each cerebral hemisphere

Word Origin for corpus striatum

New Latin, literally: striated body
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