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Meaning of THALAMUS

Pronunciation:  'thalumus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  large egg-shaped structures of gray matter that form the dorsal subdivision of the diencephalon
 

THALAMUS is a 8 letter word that starts with T.

 

 See Also: betweenbrain, diencephalon, geniculate body, interbrain, neural structure, thalmencephalon

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Thal"a*mus\, n.; pl. {Thalami}. [L. thalamus chamber,
Gr. qa`lamos.]
1. (Anat.) A mass of nervous matter on either side of the
   third ventricle of the brain; -- called also {optic
   thalamus}.

2. (Bot.)
   (a) Same as {Thallus}.
   (b) The receptacle of a flower; a torus.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Part of the brain through which nearly all sensory input passes to the cerebral cortex.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The thalamus is a large, ovoid gray mass on either side of the third ventricle of the brain. Its function is in the perception of sensation.
 

 

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