nucleus gracilis

[ grăsə-lĭs ]

n.

The medial of the three nuclei of the dorsal spinal column, receiving dorsal root fibers conveying sensory innervation of the leg.

Nearby words

  1. nucleotides,
  2. nucleotidyltransferase,
  3. nucleotoxin,
  4. nucleus,
  5. nucleus fastigii,
  6. nucleus of solitary tract,
  7. nuclide,
  8. nudd,
  9. nuddy,
  10. nude


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