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Medical Term:

inferior colliculus


the ovoid, paired, inferior eminence of the laminae of mesencephalic tectum; it receives the lateral lemniscus and projects by way of the brachium of inferior colliculus to the medial geniculate body of the thalamus, and is thus an essential way station in the central auditory pathway.

Synonym(s): colliculus inferiorTA, corpus quadrigeminum posterius, inferior nasal colliculus, posterior quadrigeminal body

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