striatum

[ strī-ātəm ]

n. pl. stri•a•ta (-tə)

A collective term for the caudate nucleus, the putamen, and the globus pallidus, which form the corpus striatum.

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Discover The Influence Of Portuguese On English Via This Quiz!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
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Which of the following bird names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
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