- Anat. a mass of gray matter forming the lateral walls of the diencephalon and involved in the transmission and integration of certain sensations
- Bot. receptacle (sense )
Origin of thalamusModern Latin from L, an inner chamber from Classical Greek thalamos
Origin of thalamusLatin inner chamber from Greek thalamos
(plural thalami or thalamuses)
From New Latin, from Latin thalamus, from Ancient Greek Î¸Î¬Î»Î±Î¼Î¿Ï‚ (thalamos, “an inner chamber, a bedroom, a bed").