hypoglossal nucleus


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hypoglossal nucleus

[¦hī·pə¦gläs·əl ′nü·klē·əs]
(neuroscience)
A long nerve nucleus throughout most of the length of the medulla oblongata; cells give rise to the hypoglossal nerve fibers.
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