Arbor vitae (anatomy)

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Brain: Arbor vitae (anatomy)
Figure 3: Cerebellum and surrounding regions; sagittal view of one hemisphere. A: Midbrain. B: Pons. C: Medulla. D: Spinal cord. E: Fourth ventricle. F: Arbor vitae. G: Tonsil. H: Anterior lobe. I: Posterior lobe.
Sagittal section of the cerebellum, near the junction of the vermis with the hemisphere. ("arbor vitae" visible as white space to left, but not labelled.)
Latin arbor vitae cerebelli
Gray's subject #187 791
NeuroNames hier-689
Dorlands/Elsevier a_56/12149382

The arbor vitae (Latin for "Tree of Life") is the cerebellar white matter, so called for its branched, tree-like appearance.

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