nucleus dentatus cerebelli -->
dentate nucleus of cerebellum
medical dictionary

The most lateral and largest of the cerebellar nuclei; it receives the axons of the Purkinje cells of the neocerebellum (lateral areas of cerebellar cortex); together with the more medially located globosus and emboliform nuclei it is the major source of fibres composing the massive superior cerebellar peduncle or brachium conjunctivum.

Synonyms: nucleus dentatus cerebelli, corpus dentatum, dentatum.

(05 Mar 2000)