nucleus of origin

noun

Medical Definition of nucleus of origin

: a group of cell bodies in the brain from which nerve fibers of a cranial nerve arise or at which they terminate — compare superficial origin

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“Nucleus of origin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/nucleus%20of%20origin. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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