Medical Definition of Corpus geniculatum externum

1. The lateral one of a pair of small oval masses that protrude slightly from the posteroinferior aspects of the thalamus; its main (dorsal) subdivision serves as a processing station in the major pathway from the retina to the cerebral cortex, receiving fibres from the optic tract and giving rise to the geniculocalcarine radiation to the visual cortex in the occipital lobe. Synonym: corpus geniculatum laterale, corpus geniculatum externum. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Corpus Geniculatum Externum

corpus claviculae
corpus coccygeum
corpus costae
corpus delicti
corpus dentatum
corpus epididymidis
corpus epididymis
corpus femoris
corpus fetishism
corpus fibrosum
corpus fibulae
corpus fimbriatum
corpus fornicis
corpus gastricum
corpus geniculatum externum (current term)
corpus geniculatum internum
corpus geniculatum laterale
corpus geniculatum mediale
corpus glandulae sudoriferae
corpus haemorrhagicum
corpus highmorianum
corpus humeri
corpus incudis
corpus juris
corpus linguae
corpus luteum deficiency syndrome
corpus luteum haematoma
corpus luteum hormone

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