Definition of corpus striatum in English:

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corpus striatum

Pronunciation: /ˌkôrpəs strīˈātəm/

noun (plural corpora striata /strīˈātə/)

Part of the basal ganglia of the brain, comprising the caudate and lentiform nuclei.
Example sentences
  • Atrophy is most marked in the corpus striatum of the basal ganglia, including the caudate and putamen.
  • Another mass of grey matter behind the corpus striatum is the thalamus, which lies in the walls of the third ventricle.
  • These are important striate branches of the middle cerebral artery, destined for the corpus striatum, internal capsule and associated structures.


From corpus and Latin striatum, neuter of striatus 'grooved'.

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Syllabification: cor·pus stri·a·tum

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