Share this entry

Share this page

lentiform nucleus

Line breaks: lenti|form nu|cleus

Definition of lentiform nucleus in English:

noun

Anatomy
The lower of the two grey nuclei of the corpus striatum.
Example sentences
  • The lentiform nucleus is present only on the left side of the illustration.
  • Fibers of the optic and auditory radiations are interposed between the lentiform nucleus above and the temporal horn of the lateral ventricle below.
  • The putamen of the lentiform nucleus has been removed to expose the more medially situated globus pallidus, which is so named because it is paler than the putamen.

Origin

early 18th century: lentiform from Latin lens, lent- 'lentil' + -iform.

Definition of lentiform nucleus in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day peart
Pronunciation: pɪət
adjective
lively; cheerful