epithalamus

[ ep-uh-thal-uh-muh s ]
/ ˌɛp əˈθæl ə məs /

noun, plural ep·i·thal·a·mi [ep-uh-thal-uh-mahy] /ˌɛp əˈθæl əˌmaɪ/. Anatomy.

the dorsal area of the diencephalon containing a habenula and the pineal gland.

Nearby words

  1. epitaxis,
  2. epitaxy,
  3. epitendineum,
  4. epithalamion,
  5. epithalamium,
  6. epithalaxia,
  7. epitheca,
  8. epithecium,
  9. epithelial dystrophy,
  10. epithelial lamina

Origin of epithalamus

From New Latin, dating back to 1900–05; see origin at epi-, thalamus

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Medicine definitions for epithalamus

epithalamus

[ ĕp′ə-thălə-məs ]

n.

A dorsal segment of the diencephalon containing the habenula and the pineal body.

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