restiform body

[ res-tuh-fawrm ]
/ ˈrɛs təˌfɔrm /

noun Anatomy.

a cordlike bundle of nerve fibers lying on each side of the medulla oblongata and connecting it with the cerebellum.

Nearby words

  1. restenosis,
  2. restful,
  3. restfully,
  4. restharrow,
  5. restiform,
  6. resting,
  7. resting cell,
  8. resting place,
  9. resting tidal volume,
  10. restitute

Origin of restiform body

1825–35; restiform < New Latin restiformis, equivalent to Latin resti-, combining form of restis rope + -formis -form Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for restiform body

restiform body


inferior cerebellar peduncle

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