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Medical Term:

lateral geniculate body


the lateral one of a pair of small oval masses related to visual function that protrude slightly from the posteroinferior aspect of the thalamus; commonly considered as part of the metathalamus.

Synonym(s): corpus geniculatum lateraleTA, corpus geniculatum externum

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