glomus choroideum

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 [glo´mus] (pl. glom´era) (L.)
a small histologically recognizable body composed primarily of fine arterioles connecting directly with veins, and having a rich nerve supply.
aortic glomus (glomus aor´ticum) aortic body.
glomus caro´ticum (carotid glomus) carotid body.
glomus choroi´deum an enlargement of the choroid plexus of the lateral ventricle.
coccygeal glomus (glomus coccy´geum) a collection of arteriovenous anastomoses formed by the median sacral artery close to the tip of the coccyx.

choroid enlargement

the enlarged portion of the choroid plexus located in the atrium of the lateral ventricle; may become partially calcified with age and appear white in computed tomography scan.
See also: choroid glomus.

glomus choroideum

An enlargement of the choroid plexus at its entrance into the lateral ventricle.
See also: glomus