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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