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Definition: 'Purkinje Cell Layer'

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Purkinje cell layer

Type: Term

Pronunciation: pŭr-kin′jē

Definitions:
1. the layer of large neuron cell bodies located at the interface of molecular and granular layers in the cerebellar cortex; dendrites of these cells fan outward into the molecular layer in a plane transverse to the folium and axons enter the white matter.

Synonyms: stratum purkinjense cortex cerebelli, ganglionic layer of cerebellar cortex, layer of piriform neurons, Purkinje cells, Purkinje corpuscles

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