Corpus striatum

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

The corpus striatum is a collective name given to the caudate nucleus and lentiform nucleus.

History and etymology

The term originates from the Latin "striatus", meaning "striped", referring to the caudatolenticar bridges of grey matter crossing the internal capsule from the putamen to the caudate nucleus 2.


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rID: 5819
Section: Anatomy
Tags: stub, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Striatum

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