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.

Origin of restiform body

1825–35; restiform < New Latin restiformis, equivalent to Latin resti-, combining form of restis rope + -formis -form
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Medicine definitions for restiform body

restiform body


n.

inferior cerebellar peduncle
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