noun, plural ha·ben·u·lae [huh-ben-yuh-lee] /həˈbɛn yəˌli/. Anatomy.
a narrow bandlike structure, as the stalk attaching the pineal gland to the thalamus.
Origin of habenula
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n. pl. ha•ben•u•lae (-lē′)
The stalk of the pineal gland. No longer in technical use.
A circumscript cell mass embedded in the posterior end of the medullary stria of the thalamus, from which it receives most of its afferent fibers.habena pedunculus of pineal body
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