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corpus[kor´pus] (pl. cor´pora) (L.)
corpus al´bicans white fibrous tissue that replaces the regressing corpus luteum in the human ovary in the latter half of pregnancy, or soon after ovulation when pregnancy does not supervene.
corpus amygdaloi´deum amygdaloid body.
cor´pora amyla´cea small hyaline masses of degenerate cells found in the prostate, neuroglia, and other sites.
corpus callo´sum an arched mass of white matter in the depths of the longitudinal fissure, made up of transverse fibers connecting the cerebral hemispheres.
corpus caverno´sum either of the two columns of erectile tissue forming the body of the penis or clitoris.
corpus fimbria´tum a band of white matter bordering the lateral edge of the lower cornu of the lateral ventricle of the brain.
corpus genicula´tum see geniculate bodies, lateral, and geniculate bodies, medial.
1. an ovarian follicle containing blood.
2. a corpus luteum containing a blood clot.
3. a blood clot formed in the cavity left by rupture of a graafian follicle.
corpus lu´teum a yellow glandular mass in the ovary formed by an ovarian follicle that has matured and discharged its ovum; see also ovulation.
corpus mammilla´re mamillary body.
cor´pora quadrige´mina four rounded eminences on the posterior surface of the mesencephalon.
corpus spongio´sum pe´nis a column of erectile tissue forming the urethral surface of the penis, in which the urethra is found.
corpus ster´ni body of sternum.
corpus stria´tum a subcortical mass of gray matter and white matter in front of and lateral to the thalamus in each cerebral hemisphere.
corpus u´teri that part of the uterus above the isthmus and below the orifices of the fallopian tubes.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
a rounded mass of gray matter in the temporal lobe internal to the cortex of the uncus and immediately anterior to the inferior horn of the lateral ventricle; its major afferents are olfactory and its efferent connections are with the hypothalamus and mediodorsal nucleus of the thalamus; it is also reciprocally associated with the cortex of the temporal lobe; it is subdivided into two major nuclear groups: basolateral and corticomedial. The individual nuclei of the amygdaloid body (or complex) are the basolateral amygdaloid nucleus [TA] (nucleus anygdalae basilis lateralis [TA]), basomedial amygdaloid nucleus [TA] (nucleus amygdalae basalis medialis [TA]), central amygdaloid nucleus [TA] (nucleus amygdalae centralis [TA]), cortical amygdaloid nucleus [TA] (nucleus amygdalae corticalis [TA]), interstitial amygdaloid nucleus [TA] (nucleus amygdalae interstitialis [TA]), lateral amygdaloid nucleus [TA] (nucleus amygdalae lateralis [TA]), medial amygdaloid nucleus [TA] (nucleus amygdalae medialis [TA]), and nucleus of the lateral olfactory tract [TA] (nucleus tractus olfactorii lateralis [TA]).
Synonym(s): amygdaloid complex [TA], corpus amygdaloideum [TA], amygdaloid nucleus, nucleus amygdalae
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Almond-shaped gray matter in the lateral wall and roof of the third ventricle of the brain.
See also: corpus
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