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corpus striatum

[kawr-puh s strahy-ey-tuh m] /ˈkɔr pəs straɪˈeɪ təm/
noun, plural corpora striata
[kawr-per-uh strahy-ey-tuh] /ˈkɔr pər ə straɪˈeɪ tə/ (Show IPA).
a mass of gray matter beneath the cortex and in front of the thalamus in each cerebral hemisphere.
Origin of corpus striatum
1850-55; < New Latin: striated body Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for corpus-striatum

corpus striatum

noun (pl) corpora striata (straɪˈeɪtə)
a striped mass of white and grey matter situated in front of the thalamus in each cerebral hemisphere
Word Origin
New Latin, literally: striated body
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