nucleus cuneatus

noun
nucleus cu·​ne·​a·​tus | \ -ˌkyü-nē-ˈāt-əs How to pronounce nucleus cuneatus (audio) \

Medical Definition of nucleus cuneatus

: the nucleus in the medulla oblongata in which the fibers of the fasciculus cuneatus terminate and synapse with a component of the medial lemniscus

called also cuneate nucleus

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“Nucleus cuneatus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/nucleus%20cuneatus. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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