habenula

noun
ha·​ben·​u·​la | \ hə-ˈben-yə-lə How to pronounce habenula (audio) \
plural habenulae\ -​lē How to pronounce habenulae (audio) \

Medical Definition of habenula

2 : either of two nuclei of which one lies on each side of the pineal gland under the corresponding trigonum habenulae, is composed of two groups of nerve cells, is connected to its contralateral counterpart by the habenular commissure, and forms a correlation center for olfactory stimuli

called also habenular nucleus

Other Words from habenula

habenular \ -​lər How to pronounce habenular (audio) \ adjective

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