geniculate body

noun

Medical Definition of geniculate body

: either of two prominences of the diencephalon that comprise the metathalamus:

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“Geniculate body.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/geniculate%20body. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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