Definition of vermis in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈvəːmɪs/


The rounded and elongated central part of the cerebellum, between the two hemispheres.
Example sentences
  • The ventral parts of the vermis and cerebellar hemispheres have been dissected away.
  • The fossa houses part of the inferior vermis of the cerebellum.
  • In contrast, the tumor in this report occurred as a solid, homogeneously enhancing mass in the cerebellar vermis of a 60-year-old man.


Late 19th century: from Latin, literally 'worm'.

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