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accessory nucleus

noun

medical Definition of accessory nucleus

1 :spinal accessory nucleus
  • The accessory nucleus is located at spinal levels C1 to about C5/C6 in the lateral portion of the anterior horn.
  • —Duane E. HainesLippincott's Illustrated Q&A Review of Neuroscience2010
2 :accessory olivary nucleus
  • Forelimb stimulation also activated contralateral sites in the dorsal accessory nucleus of the inferior olive …
  • —E. M. Santori et al.Journal of Neuroscience1 Feb. 1986

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