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Medical Term:

molecular layer


term applied to any layer of brain tissue that contains few nerve-cell bodies and is composed largely of terminal arborizations of dendrites and axons; notable examples are the superficial layer (first layer) of the cerebral cortex and the molecular layer of the cerebellum.

Synonym(s): plexiform layer, stratum moleculare

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