cerebral hemisphere

noun

Definition of cerebral hemisphere 

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

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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, "Brain-Cancer Type Sen. John McCain Has Is Extremely Aggressive," 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, "Aaron Hernandez Suffered ‘a Chaotic and Horrendous Existence,’ His Estate Says in New Lawsuit," 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, "Brain-Cancer Type Sen. John McCain Has Is Extremely Aggressive," 19 July 2017

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cerebral hemisphere

noun

Medical Definition of cerebral hemisphere 

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

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