vermis

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noun ver·mis \ˈvər-mis\

Definition of vermis

  1. :  the constricted median lobe of the cerebellum that connects the two lateral lobes

Origin and Etymology of vermis

borrowed from New Latin, literally, “worm,” after excrescentia vermiformis “vermiform growth,” translating Galen's Greek phrase epíphysis skōlēkoeidḗs; so called by Galen from its resemblance to a grub growing out of wood — more at 1worm


First Known Use: 1876


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vermis

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noun ver·mis \ˈvər-mis\

Medical Definition of vermis

plural

vermes

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  1. 1:  either of two parts of the median lobe of the cerebellum:a:  one slightly prominent on the upper surface—called also superior vermisb:  one on the lower surface sunk in the vallecula—called also inferior vermis

  2. 2:  the median lobe or part of the cerebellum


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