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emboliform nucleus


Definition: one of two cerebellar nuclei interposed between the dentate and the fastigial nuclei; a small wedge-shaped nucleus in the central white substance of the cerebellum just internal to the hilus of the dentate nucleus; receives axons of Purkinje cells of the intermediate area of the cerebellar cortex; axons of these cells exit the cerebellum via the superior cerebellar peduncle.

Synonym(s): nucleus emboliformis, embolus2

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