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colliculus

colliculus , pl. colliculi (ko-lik´yu-lus, -lI) [NA]

A small elevation above the surrounding parts. [L. mound, dim. of collis, hill]
c. of arytenoid cartilage the elevation on the anterolateral surface of the arytenoid cartilage above the triangular fovea.c. cartilaginis arytenoideae [NA];
c. cartila´ginis arytenoi´deae [NA] c. of arytenoid cartilage
facial c. prominent portion of the medial eminence, just rostral to the medullary striae in the rhomboidal fossa; it is formed by the internal genu of the facial nerve and the abducens nucleus around which the facial fibers curve.c. facialis [NA] , abducens eminence, eminentia abducentis, eminentia facialis, facial eminence, facial hillock;
c. facia´lis [NA] facial c
c. infe´rior [NA] inferior c
inferior c. the ovoid, paired, inferior eminence of the laminae of mesencephalic tectum; it receives the lateral lemniscus and projects by way of the brachium of inferior colliculus to the medial geniculate body of the thalamus, and is thus an essential way-station in the central auditory pathway.c. inferior [NA] , corpus quadrigeminum posterius, inferior nasal c., posterior quadrigeminal body;
inferior nasal c. inferior c
seminal c. an elevated portion of the urethral crest upon which open the two ejaculatory ducts and the prostatic utricle.c. seminalis [NA] , caput gallinaginis, c. urethralis, seminal hillock, verumontanum;
c. semina´lis [NA] seminal c
superior c. the paired, larger, rounded anterior eminence of the laminae of mesencephalic tectum; major afferent connections of the superficial layers are the retina and striate cortex; input to deep layers of the c. are polymodal. Its efferent connections are with the lower brainstem and spinal cord (tectobulbar tract and tectospinal tract) and with the pulvinar and other cell groups in the caudal part of the thalamus; participates in extrageniculate visual pathway.c. superior [NA] , anterior quadrigeminal body, corpus quadrigeminum anterius;
c. supe´rior [NA] superior c
c. urethra´lis seminal c

 

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