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Noun: basal ganglion  'bey-sul 'gang-glee-un
  1. Any of several masses of subcortical grey matter at the base of each cerebral hemisphere that seem to be involved in the regulation of voluntary movement

Derived forms: basal ganglia

Type of: ganglion

Part of: betweenbrain, corticospinal tract, diencephalon, interbrain, pyramidal motor system, pyramidal tract, thalmencephalon

Encyclopedia: Basal ganglion