cerebellar peduncle


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

Learn More about cerebellar peduncle

Cite this Entry

“Cerebellar peduncle.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/cerebellar%20peduncle. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

Comments on cerebellar peduncle

What made you want to look up cerebellar peduncle? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three bears two of them look like theyre whispering to a third bear who looks chuffed to be the center of attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!