nucleus dorsalis

noun
nucleus dor·​sa·​lis | \ -dȯr-ˈsā-ləs How to pronounce nucleus dorsalis (audio) \
plural nuclei dorsales\ -​ˌlēz How to pronounce nucleus dorsalis (audio) \

Medical Definition of nucleus dorsalis

: an elongated longitudinal strand of neurons in the spinal cord with its axons passing into the cerebellar tract

called also Clarke's column

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“Nucleus dorsalis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/nucleus%20dorsalis. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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