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Pronunciation: mon-tik'yu-lus, -li


  1. Any slight rounded projection above a surface.
  2. The central portion of the superior vermis forming a projection on the surface of the cerebellum; its anterior and most prominent portion is called the culmen, and its posterior sloping portion, the declive.

[L. dim. of mons, mountain]

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