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colliculus

 [kŏ-lik´u-lus] (pl. colli´culi) (L.)
1. a small elevation.
2. either of the two pairs of rounded eminences in the midbrain concerned with visual and auditory reflexes.
seminal colliculus a prominent portion of the male urethral crest, on which are the opening of the prostatic utricle and, on either side of it, the orifices of the ejaculatory ducts; called also verumontanum.

col·lic·u·lus

, pl.

col·lic·u·li

(ko-lik'yū-lŭs, -lī), [TA]
A small elevation above the surrounding parts.
[L. mound, dim. of collis, hill]

colliculus

/col·lic·u·lus/ (kah-lik´u-lus) pl. colli´culi   [L.] a small elevation.
seminal colliculus , colliculus semina´lis verumontanum; a portion of the male urethral crest on which are the openings of the prostatic utricle and the ejaculatory ducts.

col·lic·u·lus

, pl. colliculi (kŏ-lik'yū-lŭs, -lī) [TA]
A small elevation above the surrounding parts.
[L. mound, dim. of collis, hill]

col·lic·u·lus

, pl. colliculi (kŏ-lik'yū-lŭs, -lī) [TA]
Small elevation above surrounding parts.
[L. mound, dim. of collis, hill]

colliculus

pl. colliculi; a small elevation.

caudal colliculus
see midbrain colliculus (below).
midbrain colliculus
there are four colliculi in the tectum of the midbrain, two caudal (inferior) and two rostral (superior) containing the visual and auditory reflex centers. Called also corpora quadrigemina.
seminal colliculus, colliculus seminalis
a prominent portion of the male urethral crest, on either side of which, depending on the species, are the openings of the vasa deferens or ejaculatory ducts; called also verumontanum.
superior colliculus
see midbrain colliculus (above).
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When the visual areas in the occipital lobes are destroyed, especially early in life, and the person appears to be without conscious vision, subconscious visual awareness ("blind sight") may still exist because the occipital lobes receive increased visual input from the superior collicular (retinal-tectal) visual pathways (Giaschi et al.
Anterior collicular fractures typically result from supination external rotation mechanisms and appear as a transverse oblique fracture on the AP (anterior-posterior) view.
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