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restiform body

[res-tuh-fawrm] /ˈrɛs təˌfɔrm/
noun, Anatomy
a cordlike bundle of nerve fibers lying on each side of the medulla oblongata and connecting it with the cerebellum.
Origin of restiform body
1825-35; restiform < New Latin restiformis, equivalent to Latin resti-, combining form of restis rope + -formis -form Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Exophthalmia in animals born of parents in which an injury to the restiform body had produced that protrusion of the eyeball.

restiform body in Medicine

restiform body n.
See inferior cerebellar peduncle.

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