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nuclei of trapezoid body


Definition: small groups of neurons associated with the trapezoid body, forming the lateral nucleus of trapezoid body [TA] (nucleus lateralis corporis trapezoidei [TA]), medial nucleus of trapezoid body [TA] (nucleus medialis corporis trapezoidei [TA]), and the anterior nucleus of trapezoid body [TA] or ventral nucleus of trapezoid body [TA] (nucleus anterior corporis trapezoidei [TA]). These indistinct cell groups are involved in the relay of auditory input.

Synonym(s): nuclei corporis trapezoideiTA

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