nuclei nervi cochlearis -->
nuclei cochleares
medical dictionary

The nucleus cochlearis dorsalis and nucleus cochlearis ventralis, located on the dorsal and lateral surface of the inferior cerebellar peduncle, in the floor of the lateral recess of the rhomboid fossa. They receive the incoming fibres of the cochlear part of the vestibulocochlear nerve and are the major source of origin of the lateral lemniscus or central auditory pathway.

Synonyms: cochlear nuclei, nuclei nervi cochlearis.

(05 Mar 2000)