claustrum

noun
claus·​trum | \ ˈklȯ-strəm How to pronounce claustrum (audio) , ˈklau̇- How to pronounce claustrum (audio) \
plural claustra\ ˈklȯ-​strə How to pronounce claustrum (audio) , ˈklau̇-​ \

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

First Known Use of claustrum

1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for claustrum

New Latin, from Latin, bar

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“Claustrum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/claustrum. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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claustrum

noun
claus·​trum | \ ˈklȯ-strəm How to pronounce claustrum (audio) , ˈklau̇- How to pronounce claustrum (audio) \
plural claustra\ -​strə How to pronounce claustrum (audio) \

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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