molecular layer of cerebellar cortex

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mo·lec·u·lar lay·er of cerebellar cortex

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the outer lamina of the cortex, containing the cell bodies (unless the Purkinje cell layer is designated as a separate layer) and dendrites of Purkinje cells; the axons of the granule cells; the cell bodies, dendrites, and axons of basket cells and stellate cells; and the dendrites of Golgi cells plus cerebellar glial cells.
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In one case of medulloblastoma there were a few vessels with this change in the uninvolved molecular layer of cerebellum adjacent to the tumor necrosis (Figure 2; hematoxylin-eosin, original magnification x400).
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