thalam/o (20/20)

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thalam/o is a combining form that refers to “thalamus”.

The thalamus is a thick mass of gray matter situated in the back part of the diencephalon (part of the forebrain). The thalamus is the body’s information relay center. Information from the senses (except smell) must be processed by the thalamus before it can be interpreted by the cerebral cortex.