claustrum


claus·trum

noun \ˈkls-trəm, ˈklas-\
plural claus·tra \-trə\

Definition of CLAUSTRUM

:  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

claus·trum

noun \ˈkl-strəm, ˈkla-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural claus·tra \-strə\

Medical Definition of CLAUSTRUM

: 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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