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Medical Term:

tuber cinereum


Definition: a prominence of the base of the hypothalamus, bordered caudally by the mammillary bodies, rostrally by the optic chiasm, and laterally by the optic tract, extending ventrally into the infundibulum and hypophysial stalk.

Synonym(s): ashen tuber, gray tuber, tuber anterius

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