mammillothalamic tract

noun
mam·​mil·​lo·​tha·​lam·​ic tract
variants: or mamillothalamic tract \ mə-​ˌmil-​ō-​thə-​ˈlam-​ik-​ How to pronounce mamillothalamic tract (audio) \

Medical Definition of mammillothalamic tract

: a bundle of nerve fibers that runs from the mammillary body to the anterior nucleus of the thalamus

called also mammillothalamic fasciculus

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“Mammillothalamic tract.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/mammillothalamic%20tract. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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