dentate nucleus of cerebellum


The most lateral and largest of the deep cerebellar nuclei, receiving axons of the Purkinje cells of the neocerebellum, and serving as a source of fibers composing the superior cerebellar peduncle.

Nearby words

  1. dentally,
  2. dentalman,
  3. dentary,
  4. dentate,
  5. dentate gyrus,
  6. dentate suture,
  7. dentately,
  8. dentation,
  9. dentelle,
  10. dentes

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