Definition of mammillothalamic in US English:

mammillothalamic

(also mamillothalamic)

adjective

Anatomy Zoology
  • 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.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Journal of Comparative Neurology. From scientific Latin mamillo-thalamicus from classical Latin mamilla + -o- + scientific Latin thalamicus.

Pronunciation

mammillothalamic

/ˌmamɪləʊθəˈlamɪk/