lentiform nucleus

noun

Medical Definition of lentiform nucleus

: the one of the four basal ganglia in each cerebral hemisphere that comprises the larger and external nucleus of the corpus striatum including the outer reddish putamen and two inner pale yellow globular masses constituting the globus pallidus

called also lenticular nucleus

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“Lentiform nucleus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/lentiform%20nucleus. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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