Inferior medullary velum

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Inferior medullary velum
Latin velum medullare inferius
NeuroNames hier-694
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The inferior medullary velum (posterior medullary velum) is a thin layer of white substance, prolonged from the white center of the cerebellum, above and on either side of the nodule; it forms the infero-posterior part of the fourth ventricle.

Somewhat semilunar in shape, its convex edge is continuous with the white substance of the cerebellum, while its thin concave margin is apparently free; in reality, however, it is continuous with the epithelium of the ventricle, which is prolonged downward from the posterior medullary velum to the taeniae.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)