claustrum

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

Definition of claustrum

plural claustra play \-trə\
: 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 and Etymology of claustrum

New Latin, from Latin, bar


Medical Dictionary

claustrum

noun claus·trum \ ˈklȯ-strəm , ˈklau̇- \

medical Definition of claustrum

plural claustra play \-strə\
: 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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