cerebrum

noun
ce·​re·​brum | \ sə-ˈrē-brəm How to pronounce cerebrum (audio) , ˈser-ə-brəm How to pronounce cerebrum (audio) , ˈse-rə- \
plural cerebrums or cerebra\ sə-​ˈrē-​-​brə How to pronounce cerebra (audio) , ˈser-​ə-​brə , ˈse-​rə-​ \

Definition of cerebrum

2 : an enlarged anterior or upper part of the brain especially : the expanded anterior portion of the brain that in higher mammals overlies the rest of the brain, consists of cerebral hemispheres and connecting structures, and is considered to be the seat of conscious mental processes : telencephalon

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Examples of cerebrum in a Sentence

you'll need the patience of a saint and the cerebrum of a rocket scientist to figure out the solution to this brainteaser
Recent Examples on the Web The tissue had come from a part of Zimmer’s cerebrum that helps with language development instead of from his cerebellum, his lawsuit alleges. oregonlive, "Kaiser Sunnyside surgery removed man’s healthy brain tissue, not his tumor, $25 million suit says," 16 Feb. 2020 But a large region of the brain called the cerebrum seemed to have undergone major evolutionary changes that were possibly the reason for the expansion of cognitive abilities. Onur Güntürkün, Scientific American, "“Birdbrain” Turns from Insult to Praise," 1 Jan. 2020 Three doctors have declared the girl brain dead based on exams and tests showing no blood flow or electrical activity in either her cerebrum or the brain stem that controls breathing. CBS News, "Jahi McMath taken out of Oakland hospital in private ambulance, now in custody of mom," 6 Jan. 2014

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First Known Use of cerebrum

1578, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for cerebrum

Latin

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The first known use of cerebrum was in 1578

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“Cerebrum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cerebrum. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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cerebrum

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English Language Learners Definition of cerebrum

medical : the front part of the brain that is believed to be where thoughts occur

cerebrum

noun
ce·​re·​brum | \ sə-ˈrē-brəm How to pronounce cerebrum (audio) , ˈser-ə-brəm \
plural cerebrums or cerebra\ -​brə \

Kids Definition of cerebrum

: the enlarged front and upper part of the brain that is the center of thinking

cerebrum

noun
ce·​re·​brum | \ sə-ˈrē-brəm How to pronounce cerebrum (audio) , ˈser-ə-brəm How to pronounce cerebrum (audio) \
plural cerebrums or cerebra\ -​brə How to pronounce cerebra (audio) \

Medical Definition of cerebrum

2 : an enlarged anterior or upper part of the brain especially : the expanded anterior portion of the brain that in higher mammals overlies the rest of the brain, consists of cerebral hemispheres and connecting structures, and is considered to be the seat of conscious mental processes : telencephalon

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