posterolateral groove


A longitudinal furrow located on either side of the posterior median sulcus of the spinal cord and medulla oblongata and marking the line of entrance of the posterior nerve roots.

Nearby words

  1. posteroanterior,
  2. posteroexternal,
  3. posteroinferior,
  4. posterointernal,
  5. posterolateral,
  6. posteromedial,
  7. posteromedian,
  8. posterosuperior,
  9. postestrus,
  10. postexilian

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