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gracile tu·ber·cle

the somewhat expanded upper end of the gracile fasciculus, corresponding to the position of the gracile nucleus.

clava

/cla·va/ (kla´vah) gracile tubercle.

clava

(klā′vă) plural.clavae [L., club]
An elevation on the dorsal surface of the medulla oblongata caused by the underlying nucleus gracilis, the superior extremity of the fasciculus gracilis.
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Although perhaps related to Tegoceras gladiator (Bayle, 1878), UT-8293 has a number of distinct differences, including interribs that are wider than ribs, much smaller umbilical swellings on the ribs, and a less accentuated zigzag pattern of the alternating ventrolateral clavae in ventral view.
Ventro-lateral clavae alternate on opposite flanks.
Four specimens show an asymmetry of the ventral saddle according to its position in relation to the ventrolateral clavae, a condition most markedly expressed by UT-8295-A (fig.