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Medical Term:

pontocerebellum

Pronunciation: pon'to-ser'a-bel'um

Definition: Those areas of the cerebellar cortex that receive input from cells of the basilar pontine nuclei; includes all cortical regions; its projections to the hemisphere are greater than to the vermis; pontocerebellar fibers send collaterals to the cerebellar nuclei en route to the overlying cortex.

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