cerebellum

noun cer·e·bel·lum \ ˌser-ə-ˈbe-ləm , ˌse-rə- \

Definition of cerebellum

plural cerebellums or cerebella play \-ˈbe-lə\
: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 — see brain illustration

cerebellar

play \-ˈbe-lər\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of cerebellum

Medieval Latin, from Latin, diminutive of cerebrum


CEREBELLUM Defined for English Language Learners

cerebellum

noun

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

cerebellum

noun cer·e·bel·lum \ ˌser-ə-ˈbe-ləm \

Definition of cerebellum for Students

plural cerebellums or cerebella \-ˈbe-lə\
:the lower back part of the brain whose chief functions are controlling the coordination of muscles and keeping the body in proper balance

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cerebellum

noun cer·e·bel·lum \ ˌser-ə-ˈbel-əm \

medical Definition of cerebellum

plural cerebellums or cerebella play \-ˈbel-ə\
: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

Illustration of cerebellum



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