basal ganglion

noun

Definition of basal ganglion

: any of four deeply placed masses of gray matter (such as the amygdala) in each cerebral hemisphere called also basal nucleus

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1846

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basal ganglion

noun

medical Definition of basal ganglion

: any of four deeply placed masses of gray matter within each cerebral hemisphere comprising the caudate nucleus, the lentiform nucleus, the amygdala, and the claustrum usually used in plural called also basal nucleus

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