mammillary body

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mammillary body

[′ma·mə‚ler·ē ¦bäd·ē]
(neuroscience)
Either of two small, spherical masses of gray matter at the base of the brain in the space between the hypophysis and oculomotor nerve, which receive and relay olfactory impulses.
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