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mamillary body

mamillary body in Medicine

mamillary body n.
A small round paired cell group that protrudes into the interpeduncular fossa from the inferior aspect of the hypothalamus, receives a major bundle of hippocampal fibers from the fornix, and projects fibers to the anterior thalamic nuclei and into the tegmentum of the brainstem.

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