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Meaning of CEREBRAL

Pronunciation:  'serubrul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct; "a cerebral approach to the problem"; "cerebral drama"
  2. [adj]  of or relating to the cerebrum or brain; "cerebral hemisphere"; "cerebral activity"

CEREBRAL is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: intellectual
 Antonyms: emotional



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cer"e*bral\, a. [L. cerebrum brain; akin to Gr. ?
    head: cf. F. c['e]r['e]bral. See {Cheer}.] (Anat.)
    Of or pertaining to the cerebrum.
    {Cerebral apoplexy}. See under {Apoplexy}.
  2. \Cer"e*bral\, n. [A false translation of the Skr.
    m[=u]rdhanya, lit., head-sounds.]
    One of a class of lingual consonants in the East Indian
    languages. See {Lingual}, n.
    Note: Prof. W. D. Whitney calls these letters linguals, and
          this is their usual designation in the United States.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Related to the 2 major hemispherical components of the brain, which serve the "higher" mental functions.
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