neothalamus etymology

English word neothalamus comes from English neo-, English thalamus

Detailed word origin of neothalamus

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
neo- English (eng) (organic chemistry) Being a newly-discovered or -synthesized variant of an existing compound. (organic chemistry) Having a structure, similar to that of neopentane, in which each hydrogen atom of a methyl group has been replaced by an alkyl group. Contemporary. New.
thalamus English (eng) (anatomy) Either of two large, ovoid structures of grey matter within the forebrain that relay sensory impulses to the cerebral cortex.. (botany) The receptacle of a flower; a torus.. A thallus.
neothalamus English (eng) Part of the diencephalon that receives input from the thalamus and projects to the association areas of the neocortex.

Words with the same origin as neothalamus

Descendants of neo-
Neoplatonic neo neobehaviourism neoburlesque neoclassical neocommunism neoconservativism neocortex neodymium neoepithelialization neogrammatical neoliberalist neolite neomercantilism neonatal neopatrimonial neopenis neophallus neoplasia neorealism neosilicate neotetrazolium neotraditional neourethra
Descendants of thalamus
nonhypothalamic prethalamic subthalamic thalamic