Definition of cerebellum
cerebellarplay \-ˈbe-lər\ adjective
Recent Examples of cerebellum from the Web
Their brains, and specifically the cerebellum, wasn't shaped like ours.
Children with autism might instead stumble off of the line or walk along it without lining up their feet heel to toe as instructed — a classic sign of problems in the cerebellum, a brain region that coordinates movement.
The residents raced through the layers of images, as if thumbing through a flipbook, calling out the names of the anatomical structures: cerebellum, hippocampus, insular cortex, striatum, corpus callosum, ventricles.
Belko, however, wants to have its scrambled cerebellum and eat it, too.
A more pronounced cerebellum in man or beast was taken as a indicator of strong libido.
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Origin and Etymology of cerebellum
Medieval Latin, from Latin, diminutive of cerebrum
First Known Use: 1543See Words from the same year
CEREBELLUM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cerebellum for English Language Learners
medical : the back part of the brain that controls balance and the use of muscles
CEREBELLUM Defined for Kids
Definition of cerebellum for Students
: the lower back part of the brain whose chief functions are controlling the coordination of muscles and keeping the body in proper balance
Medical Definition of cerebellum
: a large dorsally projecting part of the brain concerned especially with the coordination of muscles and the maintenance of bodily equilibrium, situated between the brain stem and the back of the cerebrum and formed in humans of two lateral lobes and a median lobe
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