claustrum

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

Definition of claustrum

plural

claustra

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  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1848


Medical Dictionary

claustrum

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noun claus·trum \ˈklȯ-strəm, ˈklau̇-\

Medical Definition of claustrum

plural

claustra

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  1. :  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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