Definition of geniculate body in English:

geniculate body

Syllabification: ge·nic·u·late bod·y
(also geniculate nucleus)

noun

Anatomy
Either of two protuberances on the inferior surface of the thalamus that relay auditory and visual impulses respectively to the cerebral cortex.
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  • At the rear end of the thalamus are the smaller medial and lateral geniculate nuclei, relaying auditory and visual pathways, respectively, to the auditory and visual areas of the cortex.
  • Neurons from the lateral geniculate nucleus then send axons to the visual cortex.
  • The ventral notch in the lateral geniculate body was filled with optic tract fibers and these have been removed to show the nucleus.

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