Definition of olivopontocerebellar in US English:

olivopontocerebellar

adjective

Medicine
  • Of or relating to the olive, the pons, and cerebellum; specifically in "olivopontocerebellar atrophy", loss of neurons in these regions of the brain, which produces such symptoms as ataxia, tremor, and involuntary movements, and is seen as a sporadic disorder or as one of a group of inherited (usually autosomal dominant) disorders.

Origin

1920s. From olive + -o- + classical Latin pont-, pōns + -o- + cerebellar, after French atrophie olivo-ponto-cerebelleuse.

Pronunciation

olivopontocerebellar

/ˌɒlɪvəʊˌpɒntəʊsɛrɪˈbɛlə/