paleocerebellum


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paleocerebellum

 [pa″le-o-ser″ĕ-bel´um]
originally, the phylogenetically older parts of the cerebellum; the term is now applied specifically to those parts whose afferent inflow is predominantly supplied by spinocerebellar fibers. adj., adj paleocerebel´lar.

pa·le·o·cer·e·bel·lum

(pā'lē-ō-ser'ĕ-bel'ŭm), [TA]
Phylogenetic term referring to the portion of the cerebellum including most of the vermis and the adjacent zones of the cerebellar hemispheres rostral to the primary fissure; paleocerebellum is equated with the anterior lobe and corresponds to the zone of distribution of the spinocerebellar tracts and is sometimes called spinocerebellum; in phylogenetic age, it is thought to be intermediate between the archicerebellum [TA] and the neocerebellum [TA].
Synonym(s): spinocerebellum [TA]
[paleo- + L. cerebellum]

pa·le·o·cer·e·bel·lum

(pā'lē-ō-ser'ĕ-bel'ŭm) [TA]
The portion of the cerebellum including most of the vermis and the adjacent zones of the cerebellar hemispheres rostral to the primary fissure, corresponding to the zone of distribution of the spinocerebellar tracts; in phylogenetic age, it is thought to be intermediate between the archicerebellum and the neocerebellum.
Synonym(s): spinocerebellum [TA] .
[paleo- + L. cerebellum]