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parietopontine fibers


Definition: anterior (ventral) system of fibers originating in the parietal lobe of the cerebral hemisphere; descend in the internal capsule and through the lateral part of the crus cerebri to terminate in the pontine nuclei in the ventral part of the pons.

Synonym(s): fibrae parietopontinaeTA

See Also: corticopontine tract

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