epithalamus

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epithalamus

 [ep″ĭ-thal´ah-mus]
the part of the diencephalon just superior and posterior to the thalamus, comprising the pineal body and adjacent structures.

ep·i·thal·a·mus

(ep'i-thal'ă-mŭs), [TA]
A small dorsomedial area of the thalamus corresponding to the habenula and its associated structures, the stria medullaris of the thalamus, pineal gland, and habenular commissure.
[epi- + thalamus]

epithalamus

/epi·thal·a·mus/ (-thal´ah-mus) the part of the diencephalon just superior and posterior to the thalamus, comprising the pineal body and adjacent structures; considered by some to include the stria medullaris.

epithalamus

[ep′ithal′əməs]
Etymology: Gk, epi + thalamos, chamber
the uppermost portion of the diencephalon. It includes the trigonum habenulae, the pineal body, the posterior commissure, and the medullary layers of thalamus. Compare hypothalamus, metathalamus, subthalamus, thalamus. epithalamic, adj.

ep·i·thal·a·mus

(ep'i-thal'ă-mŭs) [TA]
A small dorsomedial area of the thalamus corresponding to the habenula and its associated structures, the medullary stria, pineal body, and habenular commissure.

epithalamus

the part of the diencephalon just superior and posterior to the thalamus, comprising the pineal body and adjacent structures; considered by some to include the stria medullaris.