nucleus emboliformis -->
emboliform nucleus
medical dictionary

A small wedge-shaped nucleus in the central white substance of the cerebellum just internal to the hilus of the dentate nucleus; receives axons of Purkinje cells of the intermediate area of the cerebellar cortex; axons of these cells exit the cerebellum via the superior cerebellar peduncle.

Synonyms: nucleus emboliformis, embolus.

(05 Mar 2000)