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Globus pallidus

Noun 1. A sub-cortical structure of the brain. It is part of the telencephalon, but retains close functional ties with the subthalamus – both of which are part of the extrapyramidal motor system. (wikipedia.org) 2. (Anatomy) the inner part of the lenticular nucleus of the brain. (wiktionary.org) 3. The median portion of the lentiform nucleus—called also pallidum. (merriam-webster.com) Syn: paleostriatum Word Origin: From Latin pallidus “pale, colorless,” from root of pallere” be...

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Glomerulus

/glōˈmeryələs/ Noun, pl. glomeruli 1. A network (tuft) of capillaries that performs the first step of filtering blood in the kidneys. (wikipedia.org) 2. A small intertwined group of capillaries within nephrons of the kidney that filter the blood to make urine. (wiktionary.org) 3. Any of several other similar intertwined masses of things. (wiktionary.org) 4. A small intertwined group of capillaries in the malpighian body; glomeruli filter blood during urine formation. A closely knitted structure of capillaries found in vertebrate kidneys that is responsible for filtering the blood, by reabsorbing useful materials and excreting waste materials from the bloodstream and excretory organs. (biology-online.org) Word origin: From Latin glomerare “to roll up,” from glomus “a ball of thread” (cf....

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Glossa

A Greek word meaning “tongue” or “language”, used in several English words including gloss, glossary, glossitis, and others.

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Glossal

/ˈgläsəl/  /ˈglô-/ Adjective 1. Of, or relating to the tongue. (wiktionary.org) 2. Of the tongue; lingual. (Google Dictionary) (Dentistry) 1. The tooth surface next to your tongue or things mounted on the tooth surfaces next to your tongue. (biology-online.org) Word origin: From Greek glossa...

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