Vermis Definition

vûrmĭs
vermes
noun
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The region of the cerebellum lying between and connecting the two hemispheres.
American Heritage Medicine

(anatomy) A narrow, worm-like structure found in animal brains between the hemispheres of the cerebellum; it is the site of termination of the spinocerebellar pathways that carry subconscious proprioception.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
vermis cerebelli

Origin of Vermis

  • New Latin from Latin worm wer-2 in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Latin vermis (“worm").

    From Wiktionary

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