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Medical Term:

mammillary body

 

Definition: a small, round, paired cell group that protrudes into the interpeduncular fossa from the inferior aspect of the hypothalamus. It receives hippocampal fibers through the fornix and projects fibers to the anterior thalamic nuclei and into the brainstem tegmentum.

Synonym(s): corpus mammillareTA, mammillary tubercle of hypothalamus

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