dentate nucleus
Nerve cell masss, oval in shape, located in the centre of each of the cerebral hemispheres.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • dentate nucleus — n a large laminar nucleus of gray matter forming an incomplete capsule within the white matter of each cerebellar hemisphere * * * n. dentatus. See also n. lateralis cerebelli …   Medical dictionary

  • Dentate nucleus — This article is about the dentate nucleus. For other dentate, see Dentate. Brain: Dentate nucleus Sagittal section through right cerebellar hemisphere. The right olive has also been cut sagitally. (Dentate nucleus labeled at top.) Latin nucleus… …   Wikipedia

  • dentate nucleus — noun a large laminar nucleus of grey matter within the white matter of each cerebral hemisphere • Hypernyms: ↑nucleus • Part Holonyms: ↑cerebellum * * * noun : a large laminar nucleus of gray matter forming an incomplete capsule within the white… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hilum of dentate nucleus — h. nuclei dentati …   Medical dictionary

  • Dentate — may refer to: Dentate gyrus of the hippocampus Dentate nucleus of the cerebellum In chemistry, dentate refers to the type of ligand that can form multiple coordinated covalent bonds with a metal dentate leaf, a kind of leaf margin This disam …   Wikipedia

  • Nucleus (neuroanatomy) — In neuroanatomy, a nucleus is a brain structure consisting of a relatively compact cluster of neurons. It is one of the two most common forms of nerve cell organization, the other being layered structures such as the cerebral cortex or cerebellar …   Wikipedia

  • nucleus emboliformis — [TA] emboliform nucleus: a small cerebellar nucleus that lies between the dentate nucleus and globose nucleus and contributes to the superior cerebellar peduncles. It is the term preferred in official terminology when considering humans, and is… …   Medical dictionary

  • nucleus dentatus — [TA] dentate nucleus: the largest and most lateral of the cerebellar nuclei, lying in the white matter of the cerebellum just lateral to the emboliform nucleus, and receiving Purkinje cell fibers primarily from the lateral cortical zone; its… …   Medical dictionary

  • Dentate gyrus — Brain: Dentate gyrus Diagram of hippocampal regions. DG: Dentate gyrus …   Wikipedia

  • Nucleus — 1) In cell biology, the structure that houses the chromosomes. 2) In neuroanatomy, a group of nerve cells. * * * 1. In cytology, typically a rounded or oval mass of protoplasm within the cytoplasm of a plant or animal cell; it is surrounded by a… …   Medical dictionary

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