neothalamus

noun
neo·​thal·​a·​mus | \ nē-ō-ˈthal-ə-məs How to pronounce neothalamus (audio) \
plural neothalami\ -​ˌmī How to pronounce neothalamus (audio) \

Medical Definition of neothalamus

: the phylogenetically more recent part of the thalamus including the lateral nuclei and the pulvinar together with the geniculate bodies

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“Neothalamus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/neothalamus. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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