[ huh-ben-yuh-luh ]
/ həˈbɛn yə lə /
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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.
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Origin of habenula
OTHER WORDS FROM habenulaha·ben·u·lar, adjective
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Medical definitions for habenula
[ hă-bĕn′yə-lə ]
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
Other words from habenulaha•ben′u•lar adj.
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