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Medical Term:

lateral thalamic peduncle


the massive group of fibers that emerges from the lateroposterior side of the thalamus to join the corona radiata; it reciprocally connects the lateral nucleus and the geniculate bodies of the thalamus with the corresponding regions of the cerebral cortex.

Synonym(s): pedunculus thalami lateralis

See Also: central thalamic radiation

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