Meaning of tuber cinereum in English:

tuber cinereum

Pronunciation /ˌtjuːbə sɪˈnɪərɪəm/

nounplural noun tuber cinereums

  • The part of the hypothalamus to which the pituitary gland is attached.

    ‘The neurohypophysis proper comprises the median eminence of the tuber cinereum, the infundibulum, the pituitary stalk, and the posterior or neural lobe of the pituitary gland.’
    • ‘Each optic tract can be traced backwards and laterally, its initial segment passing between the anterior perforated substance laterally and the tuber cinereum and mamillary body medially.’
    • ‘They are located in the region between the mamillary bodies and the tuber cinereum of the hypothalamus.’
    • ‘The tuber cinereum, lying in front of the mammilary bodies and behind the pituitary stalk, is enlarged.’
    • ‘The tuber cinereum is an elevated mound of gray substance between the optic chiasma and the mamillary bodies.’


Latin cinereum, neuter of cinereus ‘ash-coloured’.