lateral geniculate body


The lateral mass of a pair of small oval masses that protrude slightly from the posteroinferior aspects of the thalamus, serving as a processing station in the major pathway from the retina to the cerebral cortex.

Nearby words

  1. lateral cutaneous nerve of forearm,
  2. lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh,
  3. lateral fissure,
  4. lateral fold,
  5. lateral funiculus,
  6. lateral hemianopsia,
  7. lateral hermaphroditism,
  8. lateral humeral epicondylitis,
  9. lateral line,
  10. lateral line system

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