tractus solitarius

noun

tractus sol·​i·​ta·​ri·​us -ˌsäl-i-ˈtar-ē-əs How to pronounce tractus solitarius (audio)
: a descending tract of nerve fibers that is situated near the dorsal surface of the medulla oblongata, mediates especially the sense of taste, and includes fibers from the facial, glossopharyngeal, and vagus nerves

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“Tractus solitarius.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/tractus%20solitarius. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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