cerebellum

noun
cer·e·bel·lum | \ˌser-ə-ˈbe-ləm, ˌse-rə-\
plural cerebellums or cerebella\-ˈbe-lə \

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 — see brain illustration

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cerebellar \-ˈbe-lər \ adjective

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And because music is also processed in part in a core part of the brain called the cerebellum, doctors say patients can retain the ability to dance and sing long after ability to talk has diminished. Robert Mccoppin, courant.com, "Music Can Call Back Loved Ones Lost In Alzheimer's Darkness," 22 June 2018 The results show that although there was no difference in the overall size of Neandertals’ brains, significant differences may have characterized the dimensions of specific regions, particularly the cerebellum. Simon Makin, Scientific American, "Human Brain Gain: Computer Models Hint at Why We Bested Neandertals," 26 Apr. 2018 And because music is also processed in part in a core part of the brain called the cerebellum, doctors say patients can retain the ability to dance and sing long after ability to talk has diminished. Robert Mccoppin, courant.com, "Music Can Call Back Loved Ones Lost In Alzheimer's Darkness," 22 June 2018 And because music is also processed in part in a core part of the brain called the cerebellum, doctors say patients can retain the ability to dance and sing long after ability to talk has diminished. Robert Mccoppin, courant.com, "Music Can Call Back Loved Ones Lost In Alzheimer's Darkness," 22 June 2018 Three days later, Kalea underwent surgery to remove the tumor, which was in her cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls balance and coordination. Lindsey Bever, Washington Post, "A 6-year-old was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor. Then her little brother was, too.," 7 July 2018 Independently, parrots have evolved an enlarged area that connects the cortex and the cerebellum, similar to primates. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Unique Brain Circuitry Might Explain Why Parrots Are So Smart," 7 July 2018 And because music is also processed in part in a core part of the brain called the cerebellum, doctors say patients can retain the ability to dance and sing long after ability to talk has diminished. Robert Mccoppin, courant.com, "Music Can Call Back Loved Ones Lost In Alzheimer's Darkness," 22 June 2018 And because music is also processed in part in a core part of the brain called the cerebellum, doctors say patients can retain the ability to dance and sing long after ability to talk has diminished. Robert Mccoppin, courant.com, "Music Can Call Back Loved Ones Lost In Alzheimer's Darkness," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of cerebellum

1543, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cerebellum

Medieval Latin, from Latin, diminutive of cerebrum

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cerebellum

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cerebellum

medical : the back part of the brain that controls balance and the use of muscles

cerebellum

noun
cer·e·bel·lum | \ˌser-ə-ˈbe-ləm \
plural cerebellums or cerebella\-ˈbe-lə \

Kids Definition of cerebellum

: the lower back part of the brain whose chief functions are controlling the coordination of muscles and keeping the body in proper balance

cerebellum

noun
cer·e·bel·lum | \ˌser-ə-ˈbel-əm \
plural cerebellums or cerebella\-ˈbel-ə \

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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