epithalamus


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epithalamus

[¦ep·ə′thal·ə·məs]
(anatomy)
A division of the vertebrate diencephalon including the habenula, the pineal body, and the posterior commissure.
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Routine tissue samples taken for histological investigation included the following parts of the brain: medulla, pons, cerebellum, quadrigeminal bodies, epithalamus, thalamus, hypothalamus, some parts of the cerebral cortex, and the vascular plexus of the lateral ventricles.