Cerebellum Definition

sĕrə-bĕləm
cerebella, cerebellums
noun
The section of the brain behind and below the cerebrum: it consists of two lateral lobes and a middle lobe, and functions as the coordinating center for muscular movement.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Cerebellum

Noun

Singular:
cerebellum
Plural:
cerebella, cerebellums

Origin of Cerebellum

  • Medieval Latin from Latin diminutive of cerebrum brain ker-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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