One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Of or relating to the mammillary bodies and the thalamus; especially in "mammillothalamic tract"noun a large bundle of fibres on each side of the brain, connecting the mammillary body to the anterior nucleus of the thalamus.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in Journal of Comparative Neurology. From scientific Latin mamillo-thalamicus from classical Latin mamilla + -o- + scientific Latin thalamicus.
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