Mammillary-body meaning

(anatomy) One of a pair of small round bodies, located on the undersurface of the human brain, that act as a relay for impulses coming from the amygdalae and hippocampi to the thalamus, and (as part of the diencephalon) form part of the limbic system.
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Origin of mammillary-body

  • From mammillary (“resembling a breast or nipple”) + body.
    From Wiktionary