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corpus striatum

noun

Definition of corpus striatum

plural

corpora striata

  1. :  either of a pair of masses of nervous tissue within the brain that contain two large nuclei of gray matter separated by sheets of white matter



Origin and Etymology of corpus striatum

New Latin, literally, striated body


First Known Use: 1851

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Medical Dictionary

corpus striatum

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noun corpus stri·a·tum \-ˌstrī-ˈāt-əm\

Medical Definition of corpus striatum

plural

corpora striata

\-ˈāt-ə\play
  1. :  either of a pair of masses of nerve tissue which lie beneath and external to the anterior cornua of the lateral ventricles of the brain and form part of their floor and each of which contains a caudate nucleus and a lentiform nucleus separated by sheets of white matter to give the mass a striated appearance in section




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