Cerebellum meaning

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The cerebellum is defined as the part of the brain in control of muscle movement. About a third of the brain’s total mass is made up of the cerebellum.

An example of the cerebellum is the area of the brain below the cerebrum.

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The trilobed structure of the brain, lying posterior to the pons and medulla oblongata and inferior to the occipital lobes of the cerebral hemispheres, that is responsible for the regulation and coordination of complex voluntary muscular movement as well as the maintenance of posture and balance.
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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.
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The trilobed structure of the brain, lying posterior to the pons and medulla oblongata and inferior to the occipital lobes of the cerebral hemispheres, that is responsible for the regulation and coordination of complex voluntary muscular movement as well as the maintenance of posture and balance.
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The part of the vertebrate brain that is located below the cerebrum at the rear of the skull and that coordinates balance and muscle activity. In mammals, the cerebellum is made up of two connecting hemispheres that consist of a core of white matter surrounded by gray matter.
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(neuroanatomy) Part of the hindbrain in vertebrates. In humans it lies between the brainstem and the cerebrum. It plays an important role in sensory perception, motor output, balance and posture.
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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