Definition of cerebrum in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈsɛrɪbrəm

noun (plural cerebra /-brə/)

  • The principal and most anterior part of the brain in vertebrates, located in the front area of the skull and consisting of two hemispheres, left and right, separated by a fissure. It is responsible for the integration of complex sensory and neural functions and the initiation and coordination of voluntary activity in the body.
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    • These changes were observed in a multifocal distribution involving the white matter of the cerebrum, cerebellum, brain stem, and spinal cord.
    • The outer layer of the cerebrum, called the cerebral cortex, is responsible for most higher brain functions such as thought, reasoning, memory, and voluntary muscle movement.
    • The cerebrum, pons, and medulla were hypoplastic.


early 17th century: from Latin, 'brain'.

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