thalamus

noun thal·a·mus \ ˈtha-lə-məs \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of thalamus

plural thalami play \-ˌmī, -ˌmē\
: the largest subdivision of the diencephalon that consists chiefly of an ovoid mass of nuclei in each lateral wall of the third ventricle and serves chiefly to relay impulses and especially sensory impulses to and from the cerebral cortex — see brain illustration

thalamic

play \thə-ˈla-mik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of thalamus

New Latin, from Greek thalamos chamber


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thalamus

noun thal·a·mus \ ˈthal-ə-məs \

medical Definition of thalamus

plural thalami play \-ˌmī, -ˌmē\
: the largest subdivision of the diencephalon that consists chiefly of an ovoid mass of nuclei in each lateral wall of the third ventricle and serves to relay impulses and especially sensory impulses to and from the cerebral cortex

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