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Tuber cinereum

Gray matter in the hypothalamus that forms part of the floor of the third ventricle above the optic chiasm and below the mammillary bodies and merges with the infundibulum. The tuberal and tuberomammillary nuclei are also found within the region. Functionally, the tuber cinereum is important for regulating circadian rhythm in the body.

  • Tuber cinereum (English, Latin script, Original)
Etymology for Tuber cinereum:

tuber- L. tuber, dim., tuberculum, bump, lump. 

ciner – L. cinereus, the color of ashes (from cinis, ashes).

Subject ID: S10065