claustrum

[klaw-struh m, klou-] /ˈklɔ strəm, ˈklaʊ-/
noun, plural claustra
[klaw-struh, klou-] /ˈklɔ strə, ˈklaʊ-/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy
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Origin
1840–50; < Neo-Latin; Latin: bolt, barrier, equivalent to claud(ere) to close, shut + -trum instrumental suffix; cf. cloister
claustra in Medicine

claustrum claus·trum (klô'strəm)
n. pl. claus·tra (-trə)
Any of several anatomical structures resembling a barrier, especially a thin vertical lamina of gray matter of the brain lying close to the outer portion of the lenticular nucleus, from which it is separated by the external capsule.


claus'tral adj.
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