Definition of Mammillary body

1. Noun. One of two small round structures on the undersurface of the brain that form the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix.




Definition of Mammillary body

1. Noun. (anatomy) One of a pair of small round bodies, located on the undersurface of the human brain, at the ends of the anterior arches of the fornix. They form part of the limbic system and are often categorized as part of the hypothalamus. They consist of two groups of nuclei, the medial mammillary nuclei and the lateral mammillary nuclei. ¹

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Literary usage of Mammillary body

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1. The Anatomy of the Nervous System from the Standpoint of Development and by Stephen Walter Ranson (1920)
"Each mammillary body is composed of two nuclear masses: a large medial group of small cells and a smaller lateral collection of large cells. ..."

2. Anatomy of the Human Body by Henry Gray (1918)
"The fornix probably brings the cortical centers into relation with the reflex path that runs from the primary centers to the mammillary body and the tuber ..."

3. An Introduction to Neurology by Charles Judson Herrick (1922)
"Cross-section through the human cerebral hemisphere and thalamus, including the mammillary body and the posterior end of the anterior nucleus of the ..."

4. On the Physiology of the Semicircular Canals and Their Relation to Seasickness by Joseph Grandson Byrne (1912)
"Possibly by paths from the posterior longitudinal fasciculus, by way of the hypothalamic commissure to the mammillary body. 4. ..."

5. A Laboratory Guide for Histology: Laboratory Outlines for the Study of by Irving Hardesty, Adelebert Watts Lee (1908)
"... (i) in small part upon cells in mammillary body of same and opposite side; (2) the remainder, accompanied by fibres arising in the mammillary body, ..."

6. Harmful Non-Indigenous Species in the United States (1994)
"mammillary body dysmorphology was evident even in a series of studies based on ... In those studies, we observed a significant incidence of mammillary body ..."

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