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Thalamus

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Noun
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thal=a=mus

CIDE DICTIONARY

Thalamusn. [L. thalamus chamber, Gr. qa`lamos.].
  •  A mass of nervous matter on either side of the third ventricle of the brain; -- called also optic thalamus.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Same as Thallus.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Thalamus, n. (pl. thalami)
1 Anat. either of two masses of grey matter in the forebrain, serving as relay stations for sensory tracts.
2 Bot. the receptacle of a flower.
3 Gk Antiq. an inner room or women's apartment.

Derivative
thalamic adj. (in senses 1 and 2).
Etymology
L f. Gk thalamos

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