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striatum stri·a·tum (strī-ā'təm)
n. pl. stri·a·ta (-tə)
A collective term for the caudate nucleus, the putamen, and the globus pallidus, which form the corpus striatum.

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a striped mass of white and grey matter located in front of the thalamus in each cerebral hemisphere; consists of the caudate nucleus and the lenticular nucleus [syn: corpus striatum
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Example sentences for striatum
The striatum is the main element of the basal ganglia system.
It receives its synapses from the striatum in the same way as the pallidum.
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