corpus striatum

corpus striatum

[kawr-puhs strahy-ey-tuhm]
noun, plural corpora striata [kawr-per-uh strahy-ey-tuh] . Anatomy.
a mass of gray matter beneath the cortex and in front of the thalamus in each cerebral hemisphere.

Origin:
1850–55; < Neo-Latin: striated body

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corpus striatum (straɪˈeɪtəm)
 
n , pl corpora striata
a striped mass of white and grey matter situated in front of the thalamus in each cerebral hemisphere
 
[New Latin, literally: striated body]

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