optic thalamus
Thalamus Thal"a*mus, n.; pl. {Thalami}. [L. thalamus chamber, Gr. qa`lamos.] 1. (Anat.) A mass of nervous matter on either side of the third ventricle of the brain; -- called also {optic thalamus}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) (a) Same as {Thallus}. (b) The receptacle of a flower; a torus. [1913 Webster]


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