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cerebellum

Syllabification: cer·e·bel·lum
Pronunciation: /ˌserəˈbeləm
 
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Definition of cerebellum in English:

noun (plural cerebellums or cerebella /-ˈbelə/)

Anatomy
The part of the brain at the back of the skull in vertebrates. Its function is to coordinate and regulate muscular activity.
Example sentences
  • The vertebrobasilar arteries supply the brain stem, cerebellum, and occipital lobes; the cerebral hemispheres are supplied through the carotid arteries.
  • The brain includes the cerebral hemispheres, the cerebellum, and the brain stem.
  • The voluntary muscles are regulated by the parts of the brain known as the cerebral motor cortex and the cerebellum.

Origin

mid 16th century: from Latin, diminutive of cerebrum.

Derivatives

cerebellar

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • There was no herniation of the temporal lobe unci or cerebellar tonsils.
  • These patients experienced major gains in cerebral, motor, brain stem/cranial nerve, cerebellar and/or sensory function.
  • Common findings on brain imaging include enlarged ventricles, widened cortical sulci, and cerebral, cerebellar, or brain stem atrophy.

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