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caudate nucleus

noun

Definition of CAUDATE NUCLEUS

:  the most medial of the four basal ganglia in each cerebral hemisphere —called also caudate
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First Known Use of CAUDATE NUCLEUS

1902
Medical Dictionary

caudate nucleus

noun

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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