lateral geniculate nucleus

noun

Medical Definition of lateral geniculate nucleus

: a nucleus of the lateral geniculate body that is the terminus of most nerve fibers of the optic tract and receives nerve impulses from the retinas which are relayed to the visual cortex by way of the optic radiation

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“Lateral geniculate nucleus.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/lateral%20geniculate%20nucleus. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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