corpus striatum

[ kawr-puhs strahy-ey-tuhm ]
/ ˈkɔr pəs straɪˈeɪ təm /

noun, plural cor·po·ra stri·a·ta [kawr-per-uh strahy-ey-tuh]. /ˈkɔr pər ə straɪˈeɪ tə/. Anatomy.

a mass of gray matter beneath the cortex and in front of the thalamus in each cerebral hemisphere.

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Origin of corpus striatum

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

corpus striatum
/ (straɪˈeɪtəm) /

noun plural corpora striata (straɪˈeɪtə)

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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