mammillary body

noun
one of two small round structures on the undersurface of the brain that form the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix
Hypernyms: ↑neural structure
Part Holonyms: ↑diencephalon, ↑interbrain, ↑betweenbrain, ↑thalmencephalon

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noun
: either of two small rounded eminences on the undersurface of the brain behind the tuber cinereum forming terminals of the anterior pillars of the fornix — called also corpus albicans

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