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vermis

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noun ver·mis \ˈvər-mis\

Definition of vermis

  1. :  the constricted median lobe of the cerebellum that connects the two lateral lobes



Origin of vermis

New Latin, from Latin, worm


First Known Use: 1876


Medical Dictionary

vermis

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noun ver·mis \ˈvər-mis\

Medical Definition of vermis

plural vermes \-ˌmēz\play

  1. 1:  either of two parts of the median lobe of the cerebellum:a:  one slightly prominent on the upper surface—called also superior vermisb:  one on the lower surface sunk in the vallecula—called also inferior vermis

  2. 2:  the median lobe or part of the cerebellum




Learn More about vermis

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "vermis" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "vermis"


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