vermis


ver·mis

noun \ˈvər-mis\

Definition of VERMIS

:  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

ver·mis

noun \ˈvər-mis\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ver·mes \-ˌmēz\

Medical Definition of VERMIS

1
: either of two parts of the median lobe of the cerebellum: a : one slightly prominent on the upper surface—called also superior vermis b : one on the lower surface sunk in the vallecula—called also inferior vermis
2
: the median lobe or part of the cerebellum

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