(pl cer'ebrums or cer'ebra) the front and larger part of the brain; loosely, the whole brain. [L cerebrum the brain; prob cognate with Gr karā the head, and krānion the cranium]
(also /sƏ-rē'brƏl/) adj
relating to the brain or the cerebrum; intellectual, as opposed to practical; of consonant sounds, produced by inverting the tip of the tongue on the palate (phonetics).
the theory that all mental operations originate in the brain.
to think, to use the brain.
action of the brain, esp unconscious.
(or /sƏr-eb'rik/) adj
inflammation of the cerebrum.
any of various lipids found in nerve tissue.
relating to the brain and spinal cord together.
(L tonus tone) the temperament associated with ectomorphic body type characterized by introversion and hypersensitivity.
relating to the cerebrum and its blood vessels.
the outer layers of the cerebral hemispheres associated with higher function of the nervous system.
see brain death under brain.
the tendency of one side of the brain to dominate certain functions, eg the left side of the cerebrum produces right-handedness in the majority of people.
haemorrhage of a blood vessel or blood vessels in the brain, esp the rupture of an artery.
one of the two lateral halves of the cerebrum.
a form of congenital paralysis marked by lack of muscular co-ordination, etc.
the clear colourless fluid that surrounds the spinal cord and ventricles in the brain.
a sudden interruption of the blood supply to the brain, as in a cerebral haemorrhage.
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