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cerebellar peduncle

noun

medical Definition of cerebellar peduncle

:any of three large bands of nerve fibers that join each hemisphere of the cerebellum with the parts of the brain below and in front:
a :one connecting the cerebellum with the midbrain called also brachium conjunctivum, pedunculus cerebellaris superior, superior cerebellar peduncle
b :one connecting the cerebellum with the pons called also brachium pontis, middle cerebellar peduncle, middle peduncle, pedunculus cerebellaris medius
c :one that connects the cerebellum with the medulla oblongata and the spinal cord called also inferior cerebellar peduncle, pedunculus cerebellaris inferior, restiform body

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