clava

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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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Clavae were in gemma shape with 2 [micro]m in height and 2 [micro]m in capita.
Clavae distribution was in similar shape to those in non-toxic varieties (pentagonal or hexagonal).
They showed a higher number of clavae in the surface, 220 [+ or -] 14 in average per 900 [micro][m.
6 [micro]m in diameter, inaperturate, highly sculptured with clavae aligned reticulately (hexa or polygonal) with a crotonoid process.
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.