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.

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Origin of epithalamus

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