tuber cinereum


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tuber

 [too´ber]
1. a swelling or protuberance; see also tubercle and tuberosity.
2. the essential lesion of tuberous sclerosis, a pale, firm, nodular glial hamartomatous brain lesion that sometimes becomes calcified; it develops predominantly in the cerebral hemispheres, cerebellum, medulla, and spinal cord.
tuber cine´reum an area of the undersurface of the forebrain to which the stalk of the pituitary gland is attached.

tu·ber ci·ne·'re·um

[TA]
a prominence of the base of the hypothalamus, bordered caudally by the mammillary bodies, rostrally by the optic chiasm, and laterally by the optic tract, extending ventrally into the infundibulum and hypophysial stalk.

tu·ber ci·ne·re·um

(tū'bĕr si-nē'rē-ŭm) [TA]
A prominence of the base of the hypothalamus, bordered caudally by the mammillary bodies, rostrally by the optic chiasm, and laterally by the optic tract, extending ventrally into the infundibulum and hypophysial stalk.