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(tă-pēt′ŭm )

[L. tapetum, coverlet,carpet]
A layer of fibers from the corpus callosum forming the roof and lateral walls of the inferior and posterior horns of the lateral ventricles of the brain. This layer separates the optic radiation from the ventricle and passes to the temporal and occipital lobes.

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