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Meaning of CEREBRUM

Pronunciation:  'serubrum

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  anterior portion of the brain consisting of two hemispheres; dominant part of the brain in humans

CEREBRUM is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: cerebral cortex, cerebral hemisphere, cerebral mantle, convolution, cortex, gyrus, hemisphere, neural structure, pallium, telencephalon



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cer"e*brum\, n.; pl. E. {Cerebrums}, L. {Cerebra}.
[L., the brain.] (Anat.)
The anterior, and in man the larger, division of the brain;
the seat of the reasoning faculties and the will. See

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: consists of two parts (lobes), left and right, which form the largest and most developed part of the brain; initiation and coordination of all voluntary movement take place within the cerebrum. The basal ganglia are located immediately below the cerebrum.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The part of the brain that receives and processes conscious sensation, generates thought and controls conscious activity. It is the uppermost and largest part of the brain, and is divided into left and right hemispheres, which are joined by and communicate through the corpus callosum.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: arachnoid, arbor vitae, archipallium, between brain, brain stem, cerebellar hemispheres, cerebellum, cerebral cortex, cerebrospinal fluid, convolution, corpus callosum, corpus striatum, diencephalon, dura mater, endbrain, fissure, folia, forebrain, fornix, frontal lobe, glial cells, globus pallidus, gray matter, gyrus, hindbrain, hippocampus, hypothalamus, lenticular nucleus, limbic lobe, little brain, lobe, mantle, medulla oblongata, meninges, mesencephalon, metencephalon, midbrain, myelencephalon, neopallium, occipital lobe, optic chiasm, pallium, parietal lobe, pia mater, pineal body, pituitary body, pons, reticular system, rhombencephalon, subthalamus, telencephalon, temporal lobe, thalamus, ventricle, vermis, white matter