cerebral hemisphere


Definition of cerebral hemisphere

: either of the two hollow convoluted lateral halves of the cerebrum — see brain illustration

Examples of cerebral hemisphere in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When Mikayla was born at 32 weeks and just 1 pound 15 ounces, Dane pushed for additional testing, which revealed porencephaly, cysts or cavities in her cerebral hemisphere. IndyStar, 6 May 2021 Glioblastomas can grow anywhere in the brain or spinal cord, but most are commonly found in the cerebral hemispheres, according to the American Brain Tumor Association. Daniela Hernandez, WSJ, 19 July 2017 This means his brain had started to shrink and there were holes in the membrane that divides the two cerebral hemispheres. Steve Helling, PEOPLE.com, 19 Oct. 2017 The cerebral hemispheres, the brain regions with the organ’s signature folds, control functions like speech, movement and cognition. Daniela Hernandez, WSJ, 19 July 2017

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First Known Use of cerebral hemisphere

1816, in the meaning defined above

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“Cerebral hemisphere.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cerebral%20hemisphere. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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Medical Definition of cerebral hemisphere

: either of the two hollow convoluted lateral halves of the cerebrum

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