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thal•a•mus



Pronunciation: (thal'u-mus), [key]
n.,
pl. -miPronunciation: (-mī"). [key]

1. Anat.the middle part of the diencephalon through which sensory impulses pass to reach the cerebral cortex.
2. Bot.a receptacle or torus.
3. Also called thalamium. an apartment for women in an ancient Greek house.

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