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.

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

Nearby words

  1. corpus juris canonici,
  2. corpus juris civilis,
  3. corpus luteum,
  4. corpus luteum hormone,
  5. corpus spongiosum,
  6. corpus vile,
  7. corpuscle,
  8. corpuscular,
  9. corpuscular lymph,
  10. corpuscular radiation

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)

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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