mammillary body love

mammillary body

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One of a pair of small round bodies, located on the undersurface of the human brain, that act as a relay for impulses coming from the amygdalae and hippocampi to the thalamus, and (as part of the diencephalon) form part of the limbic system.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. one of two small round structures on the undersurface of the brain that form the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix

Etymologies

From mammillary ("resembling a breast or nipple") + body. (Wiktionary)

Examples

Sorry, no example sentences found.

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.