Arbor vitae (anatomy)

Arbor vitae (anatomy)

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Latin = arbor vitae cerebelli
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Caption = 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.

Caption2 = 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.)
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The arbor vitae (Latin for "Tree of Life") is the cerebellar white matter, so called for its branched, tree-like appearance. It brings sensory and motor information to and from the cerebellum.

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