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claustrum

Syllabification: claus·trum
Pronunciation: /ˈklôstrəm, ˈkloustrəm
 
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Definition of claustrum in English:

noun (plural claustra /-trə/)

Anatomy
A thin layer of gray matter in each cerebral hemisphere between the lentiform nucleus and the insula.
Example sentences
  • On each side, the ventral aspect of the claustrum and the subdivisions of the lentiform nucleus (putamen, medial and lateral parts of globus pallidus) are seen lateral to the optic tracts.

Origin

mid 19th century: Latin.

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