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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ar′ki-ser′ĕ-bel′ŭm


The small, phylogenetically oldest portion of the cerebellum, sometimes called the vestibulocerebellum because its afferents arise primarily from the vestibular ganglion and nuclei; in mammals, it is represented by four subdivisions of the cerebellum: nodulus, uvula vermis, flocculus, and lingula of cerebellum.

Synonym(s): archaeocerebellum

[archi- + L. cerebellum]

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