Definition of neothalamus in English:

neothalamus

noun

Anatomy
  • The lateral part of the thalamus, which projects to the neocortex and is most highly developed in primates.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Journal of Comparative Neurology. From neo- + thalamus, after German Neothalamus (L. Edinger Vorlesungen über den Bau der Nervösen Zentralorgane des Menschen u. der Tiere (ed. 7) II. xv. 234).

Pronunciation

neothalamus

/ˌnɪə(ʊ)ˈθaləməs/