paleocerebellum

noun

pa·​leo·​cer·​e·​bel·​lum -ˈbel-əm How to pronounce paleocerebellum (audio)
variants or British palaeocerebellum
plural paleocerebellums or paleocerebella -ˈbel-ə How to pronounce paleocerebellum (audio)
: a phylogenetically old part of the cerebellum concerned with maintenance of normal postural relationships and made up chiefly of the anterior lobe of the vermis and of the pyramid compare neocerebellum

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“Paleocerebellum.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/paleocerebellum. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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