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vestibulocerebellum

Pronunciation: ves-tib'yu-lo-ser'e-bel'um

Definition: Those regions of the cerebellar cortex with predominant afferent fibers that arise from the ganglion vestibulare and the vestibular nuclei; structures included under this term are nodulus, flocculus, ventral parts of the uvula, and small ventral parts of the lingula.

Synonym(s): archeocerebellum

[vestibulo- + L. cerebellum]

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