caudate nucleus

caudate nucleus
a tail-shaped basal ganglion located in a lateral ventricle of the brain
Syn: ↑caudate
Derivationally related forms: ↑caudate (for: ↑caudate)
Hypernyms: ↑basal ganglion
Part Holonyms: ↑corpus striatum, ↑striatum, ↑striate body

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