Quadrigeminal bodies


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
(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.

See also: Quadrigeminal

References in periodicals archive ?
Routine tissue samples taken for histological investigation included the following parts of the brain: medulla, pons, cerebellum, quadrigeminal bodies, epithalamus, thalamus, hypothalamus, some parts of the cerebral cortex, and the vascular plexus of the lateral ventricles.