thalamus 1753, "the receptacle of a flower," Modern Latin, from L. thalamus "inner chamber," from Gk. thalamos "inner chamber, bedroom," related to thalame "den, lair," tholos "vault, vaulted building." Used since 1756 of a part of the forebrain where a nerve appears to originate.

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  • thalamus — [ talamys ] n. m. • 1877; lat. sav. thalami nervorum opticorum (1704) « lits (couches) des nerfs optiques », du gr. thalamos « lit » ♦ Anat. Les deux gros noyaux sensitifs de substance grise situés de part et d autre du troisième ventricule… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • THALAMUS — Graece Θάλαμος, item θαλάμη: quae tamen sic distinguit Ammonius, ut θαλάμαι proprie sint delubra Dioscurorum, imo omnium Deorum interiores cellae, Dearum praeprimis, quae alias καλύβαι, παςοις i. e. velis plumariô opere varieg atis clausae, de… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Thalamus — Thal a*mus, n.; pl. {Thalami}. [L. thalamus chamber, Gr. qa lamos.] 1. (Anat.) A mass of nervous matter on either side of the third ventricle of the brain; called also {optic thalamus}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) (a) Same as {Thallus}. (b) The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thalamus — so v.w. Thalamos …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Thalămus — (lat. griech.), der Blüten oder Fruchtboden …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Thalamus — Thalămus (grch.), Schlafgemach, Ehebett; in der Botanik der Fruchtboden der Blüte …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • thalamus — index chamber (compartment) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Thalamus — Thalamus, dorsal liegender Teil des ⇒ Zwischenhirns, bei Säugern Hauptumschaltstelle afferenter Fasern von den Sinnesorganen auf Großhirnbahnen zu den sensorischen Regionen des Cortex …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • thalamus — [thal′ə məs] n. pl. thalami [thal′əmī΄] [ModL < L, an inner chamber < Gr thalamos] 1. Anat. a mass of gray matter forming the lateral walls of the diencephalon and involved in the transmission and integration of certain sensations 2. Bot.… …   English World dictionary

  • Thalamus — Infobox Brain Name = Thalamus Latin = thalamus dorsalis GraySubject = 189 GrayPage = 808 Caption = MRI cross section of human brain, with thalamus marked. Caption2 = Scheme showing the course of the fibers of the lemniscus; medial lemniscus in… …   Wikipedia

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