Definition of Epithalamus

1. Noun. (anatomy) The dorsal posterior segment of the diencephalon; it includes the habenula, the stria medullaris and the pineal body. ¹



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Medical Definition of Epithalamus

1. The dorsal posterior subdivision of the diencephalon. The epithalamus is generally considered to include the habenular nuclei and associated fibre bundles, the pineal body, and the epithelial roof of the third ventricle. The anterior and posterior paraventricular nuclei of the thalamus are included with the thalamic nuclei although they develop from the same pronuclear mass as the epithalamic nuclei and are sometimes considered part of the epithalamus. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Epithalamus

epitaxial layer
epitaxially
epitaxic
epitaxies
epitaxy
epitectin
epitendineum
epitenon
epitestosterone
epithalamia
epithalamic
epithalamies
epithalamion
epithalamium
epithalamiums
epithalamus (current term)
epithalamy
epithalaxia
epitheca
epithecal
epithelia
epithelial
epithelial attachment
epithelial body
epithelial cancer
epithelial carcinoma
epithelial cast
epithelial cell
epithelial cells
epithelial choroid layer

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