striatum

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(strī-ā′tŭm)

[L., grooved]
The caudate nucleus and the putamen, two large nuclei deep in each cerebral hemisphere that appear distinct but are connected anteriorly and are histologically and functionally a single entity. The striatum and the globus pallidus are the core components of the basal ganglia.
SYN: SEE: corpus striatum; SEE: dorsal striatum

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