Meaning of thalamus

thal•a•mus

Pronunciation: (thal'u-mus), [key]
— pl. -mi
  1. the middle part of the diencephalon through which sensory impulses pass to reach the cerebral cortex.
  2. a receptacle or torus.
  3. Also calledan apartment for women in an ancient Greek house.
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