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medial geniculate body


Definition: the medial one of a pair of small masses related to auditory function that protrude from the posteroinferior part of the thalamus; commonly considered a part of the metathalamus.

Synonym(s): corpus geniculatum medialeTA, corpus geniculatum internum

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