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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