caudate nucleus


caudate nucleus

noun

Definition of CAUDATE NUCLEUS

:  the most medial of the four basal ganglia in each cerebral hemisphere —called also caudate

First Known Use of CAUDATE NUCLEUS

1902

caudate nucleus

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CAUDATE NUCLEUS

: the one of the four basal ganglia in each cerebral hemisphere that comprises a mass of gray matter in the corpus striatum, forms part of the floor of the lateral ventricle, and is separated from the lentiform nucleus by the internal capsule—called also caudate

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