basal-ganglion

basal ganglion

noun Anatomy.
any of several masses of gray matter in each cerebral hemisphere.

Origin:
1910–15

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basal ganglion

noun
any of several masses of subcortical grey matter at the base of each cerebral hemisphere that seem to be involved in the regulation of voluntary movement 
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