Either of the two pairs of colliculi on the dorsal surface of the midbrain composed of white matter externally and gray matter within, the superior pair containing correlation centers for optic reflexes and the inferior pair containing correlation centers for auditory reflexes[BTO]. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corpora_quadrigemina http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BTO_0001710 ]

Synonyms: colliculi corpora quadrigemina quadrigeminal body

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uberon_slim, pheno_slim

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editor note

this section needs worked on for pan-vertebrate consistency. for now we include a mammal specific definition, even though the child terms are applicable across vertebrates

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set of colliculi