corpus striatum


corpus striatum

noun
plural corpora striata

Definition of CORPUS STRIATUM

:  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 of CORPUS STRIATUM

New Latin, literally, striated body
First Known Use: 1851

Rhymes with CORPUS STRIATUM

corpus stri·a·tum

noun \-ˌstrī-ˈāt-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural corpora stri·a·ta \-ˈāt-ə\

Medical Definition of CORPUS STRIATUM

: 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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