corpus dentatum


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den·tate nu·cle·us of cer·e·bel·lum

the most lateral and largest of the cerebellar nuclei; it receives the axons of Purkinje cells from the lateral area of the cerebellar cortex (so-called neocerebellum) and input via collaterals of cerebellar afferent fibers en route to the overlying cerebellar cortex; together with the more medially located globosus and emboliform nuclei, it is the major source of fibers composing the massive superior cerebellar peduncle or brachium conjunctivum.
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corpus dentatum

The gray layer in the white matter of the cerebellum. Synonym: corpus rhomboidale
See also: corpus
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