Definition of lentiform nucleus in English:

lentiform nucleus


  • The lower of the two grey nuclei of the corpus striatum.

    • ‘The putamen of the lentiform nucleus has been removed to expose the more medially situated globus pallidus, which is so named because it is paler than the putamen.’
    • ‘Components of the lentiform nucleus (internal and external parts of the globus pallidus, and the putamen) are seen lateral to the posterior limb of the internal capsule.’
    • ‘Fibers of the optic and auditory radiations are interposed between the lentiform nucleus above and the temporal horn of the lateral ventricle below.’
    • ‘The lentiform nucleus is present only on the left side of the illustration.’
    • ‘Lateral to the internal capsule are the three parts of the lentiform nucleus, namely the internal and external parts of the globus pallidus and the putamen.’


Early 18th century: lentiform from Latin lens, lent- ‘lentil’ + -form.


lentiform nucleus