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  • adj. Shaped like a lens.

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  • adj. Lenticular.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the form of a lens; lenticular: as, the lentiform nucleus of the striate body of the brain.

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  • adj. convex on both sides; shaped like a lentil


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  • Similarly, if the world had some other figure with unequal radii, if, for instance, it were lentiform, or oviform, in every case we should have to admit space and void outside the moving body, because the whole body would not always occupy the same room.

    On the Heavens

  • Within the curve of the caudate-nucleus, corpus-striatum, and lentiform-nucleus complex lies a mass of gray matter that represents the thalamus.

    The Human Brain

  • It ascends between the lentiform nucleus and the external capsule, and ends in the caudate nucleus.

    VI. The Arteries. 3a. 4. The Internal Carotid Artery

  • During the fourth and fifth months the corpus striatum becomes incompletely subdivided by the fibers of the internal capsule into two masses, an inner, the caudate nucleus, and an outer, the lentiform nucleus.

    IX. Neurology. 2. Development of the Nervous System

  • In the cerebral peduncle, a few of its fibers pass upward in the lateral part of the base of the peduncle, on the dorsal aspect of the temporopontine fibers, and reach the lentiform nucleus and the insula.

    IX. Neurology. 4b. The Mid-brain or Mesencephalon

  • Portion of medial lemniscus, which runs to the lentiform nucleus and insula. f.

    IX. Neurology. 4b. The Mid-brain or Mesencephalon

  • The fibers are at first somewhat widely diffused, but as they descend through the corona radiata they gradually approach each other, and pass between the lentiform nucleus and thalamus, in the genu and anterior two-thirds of the occipital part of the internal capsule; those in the genu are named the geniculate fibers, while the remainder constitute the cerebrospinal fibers; proceeding downward they enter the middle three-fifths of the base of the cerebral peduncle.

    IX. Neurology. 1F. Pathways from the Brain to the Spinal Cord

  • A part of the corpus striatum is imbedded in the white substance of the hemisphere, and is therefore external to the ventricle; it is termed the extraventricular portion, or the lentiform nucleus; the remainder, however, projects into the ventricle, and is named the intraventricular portion, or the caudate nucleus (Fig. 737).

    IX. Neurology. 4c. The Fore-brain or Prosencephalon

  • The substantia innominata of Meynert is a stratum consisting partly of gray and partly of white substance, which lies below the anterior part of the thalamus and lentiform nucleus.

    IX. Neurology. 4c. The Fore-brain or Prosencephalon

  • The portion in front of the genu is termed the frontal part, and separates the lentiform from the caudate nucleus; the portion behind the genu is the occipital part, and separates the lentiform nucleus from the thalamus.

    IX. Neurology. 4c. The Fore-brain or Prosencephalon


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