supraoptic nucleus

noun

Medical Definition of supraoptic nucleus

: a small nucleus of closely packed neurons that overlies the optic chiasma and is intimately connected with the neurohypophysis

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“Supraoptic nucleus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/supraoptic%20nucleus. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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