Quadrigeminal
Quadrigeminal Quad`ri*gem"i*nal, Quadrigeminous Quad`ri*gem"i*nous, a. [Quadri- + L. gemini twins.] Fourfold; having four similar parts, or two pairs of similar parts. [1913 Webster]

{Quadrigeminal bodies} (Anat.), two pairs of lobes, or elevations, on the dorsal side of the midbrain of most mammals; the optic lobes. The anterior pair are called the nates, and the posterior the testes. [1913 Webster]


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