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peduncle

Pronunciation: pe-dung'kel, pe'dung-kel

Definition: neuroanatomy term loosely applied to a variety of stalklike connecting structures in the brain, composed either exclusively of white matter (cerebellar peduncle) or of white and gray matter (cerebral peduncle).

Synonym(s): pedicle2

[Mod. L. pedunculus, dim. of pes, foot]

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