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cerebral

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adjective ce·re·bral \sə-ˈrē-brəl, ˈser-ə-, ˈse-rə-\

Simple Definition of cerebral

  • medical : of or relating to the brain

  • : related to the mind rather than to feelings : intellectual and not emotional

Full Definition of cerebral

  1. 1 a :  of or relating to the brain or the intellect b :  of, relating to, affecting, or being the cerebrum

  2. 2 a :  appealing to intellectual appreciation <cerebral drama> b :  primarily intellectual in nature <a cerebral society>

ce·re·bral·ly play \-brə-lē\ adverb

Examples of cerebral

  1. He's a very cerebral comedian.

  2. <a very cerebral jurist who has given much thought to what makes our nation's constitution work>



Origin of cerebral

French cérébral, from Latin cerebrum brain; akin to Old High German hirni brain, Greek kara head, keras horn, Sanskrit śiras head — more at horn


First Known Use: 1816

Rhymes with cerebral


CEREBRAL Defined for Kids

cerebral

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adjective ce·re·bral \sə-ˈrē-brəl, ˈser-ə-brəl\

Definition of cerebral

  1. 1 :  of or relating to the brain or mind

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or affecting the cerebrum




Medical Dictionary

cerebral

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adjective ce·re·bral \sə-ˈrē-brəl, ˈser-ə-\

Medical Definition of cerebral

  1. 1:  of or relating to the brain or the intellect

  2. 2:  of, relating to, affecting, or being the cerebrum <cerebral blood flow> <cerebral toxoplasmosis>





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