Definition of tuber cinereum in English:

tuber cinereum

Syllabification: tu·ber ci·ne·re·um
Pronunciation: /ˌt(y)o͞obər səˈnerēəm


The part of the hypothalamus to which the pituitary gland is attached.
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  • The neurohypophysis proper comprises the median eminence of the tuber cinereum, the infundibulum, the pituitary stalk, and the posterior or neural lobe of the pituitary gland.
  • Each optic tract can be traced backwards and laterally, its initial segment passing between the anterior perforated substance laterally and the tuber cinereum and mamillary body medially.
  • They are located in the region between the mamillary bodies and the tuber cinereum of the hypothalamus.


Latin cinereum, neuter of cinereus 'ash-colored'.

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