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layers of dentate gyrus


Definition: from the surface of the dentate gyrus, these layers are: the molecular layer [TA] (stratum moleculare [TA]), which contains dendrites of granular cells and some incoming axons from the perforant pathway, the granular layer [TA] (stratum granulare [TA]), which contains the layer of small granular cells, and the multiform layer [TA] (stratum multiforme [TA]), also sometimes called the polymorphic layer, which contains axons of granular cells and some afferent axons entering via the fornix.

Synonym(s): strata gyri dentatiTA

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