cerebrum

noun
ce·​re·​brum | \sə-ˈrē-brəm, ˈser-ə-brəm, ˈse-rə- \
plural cerebrums or cerebra\-​brə \

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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Synonyms for cerebrum

Synonyms

brain, head, mind, psyche, thinker

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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

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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

1615, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cerebrum

Latin

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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, 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, ˈser-ə-brəm \
plural cerebrums or cerebra\-​brə \

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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