medial geniculate body

noun

Medical Definition of medial geniculate body

: a part of the metathalamus consisting of a small oval tubercle situated between the pulvinar, colliculi, and cerebral peduncle that receives nerve impulses from the inferior colliculus and relays them to the auditory cortex — compare lateral geniculate body

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“Medial geniculate body.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/medial%20geniculate%20body. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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