Definition of palaeothalamus in English:

palaeothalamus

noun

Anatomy Zoology
  • The phylogenetically older portion of the thalamus, usually taken to include its anterior and medial parts.

Pronunciation

palaeothalamus

/ˌpalɪə(ʊ)ˈθaləməs/ /ˌpeɪlɪə(ʊ)ˈθaləməs/

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Stephen Walter Ranson (1880–1942). From palaeo- + thalamus, after German Palaeothalamus.