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Medical Term:

striatum

Pronunciation: stri-a'tum

Definition: Collective name for the caudate nucleus and putamen that together with the globus pallidus or pallidum form the striate body.

Synonym(s): neostriatum

[L. neut. of striatus, furrowed]

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