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claustrum

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noun claus·trum \ˈklȯs-trəm, ˈklau̇s-\

Definition of claustrum

plural claus·tra play \-trə\

  1. :  the one of the four basal ganglia in each cerebral hemisphere that consists of a thin lamina of gray matter separated from the lenticular nucleus by a layer of white matter



Origin of claustrum

New Latin, from Latin, bar


First Known Use: 1848


Medical Dictionary

claustrum

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noun claus·trum \ˈklȯ-strəm, ˈklau̇-\

Medical Definition of claustrum

plural claus·tra \-strə\play

  1. :  the one of the four basal ganglia in each cerebral hemisphere that consists of a thin lamina of gray matter between the lentiform nucleus and the insula




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