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flocculus

Pronunciation: flok'yu-lus, -li

Definition:

  1. A tuft or shred of cotton or wool or anything resembling it.
  2. A small lobe of the cerebellum at the posterior border of the middle cerebellar peduncle anterior to the biventer lobule; it is associated with the nodulus of the vermis; together, these two structures compose the flocculonodular lobe (vestibular part) of the cerebellum.

Synonym(s): floccule

[Mod. L. dim. of L. floccus, a tuft of wool]

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